Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana Rchb.f 1865 SUBGENUS Phalaenopsis SECTION Polychilos [Breda] Rchb.f

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Common Name Lueddemann's Phalaenopsis [French Orchid Grower 1800's]

Flower Size 2 to 2.4" [5 to 6 cm]

This small to medium sized, hot growing, epiphytic species is found in the Philippines at elevations below 100 meters with an erect or ascending stem enveloped by imbricating leaf sheaths and carrying elliptic, obovate to oblong-elliptic, fleshy, acute or obtuse leaves and likes a hot environment with plenty of water year round and low levels of light. This species has 3 to 5, sweetly fragrant, long lasting, fleshy, waxy flowers and blooms in the spring through summer on a suberect, arcuate to pendant, to 16" [40 cm] long, thick, succulent, racemose or paniculate, many flowered inflorescence that is much longer than the leaves covered with small distichous, ovate-triangular bracts.

This orchid does well in a pot and has a habit of making keikis so it is best to leave green, viable inflorescence alone so they may bloom again.

Synonyms Phalaenopsis lueddemannii Náves 1880; Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana f. delicata (Rchb.f.) O.Gruss & M.Wolff 2007; Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana f. ochracea (Rchb.f.) O.Gruss & M.Wolff 2007; Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana subvar. delicata (Rchb.f.) A.H.Kent 1891; Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana subvar. ochracea (Rchb.f.) A.H.Kent 1891; Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana var. delicata Rchb.f. 1865; Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana var. ochrata Rchb.f. 1865; Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana var. ochracea Rchb.f. 1865; Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana var. palawensis Quisumb. 1953; Phalaenopsis ochracea [Rchb.f] Carriere ex Stein 1892; Polychilos lueddemanniana (Rchb. f.) Shim 1982

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; AOS Bulletin Vol 28 #10 1959 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 29 No 7 1960; AOS Bulletin VOl 33 No 3 1964 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 #8 1964 photo fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 1 1966 photo/drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 #5 1967 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 1 1969 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 1 1969 as P lueddemannia var delicata; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No1 1969 as P lueddemanniana var ochracea; Orchid Digest Vol 34 #8 1970 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 34 #8 1970 as P luedemanniana var delicata photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 1 1973 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 1 1973 as P lueddemannia var ochracea photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 38 no 4 1974 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 44 #4 1975 photo fide; The Genus Phalaenopsis Sweet 1980 photo fide; The Genus Phalaenopsis Sweet 1980 as P leuddemania var delicata photo fide; The Genus Phalaenopsis Sweet 1980 as P lueddemania var ochracea photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 45 No 3 1981 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 9 1981 photo fide; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 2 Quisumbing 1981 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 1 1983 as P leuddemanniana var ochracea photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 10 1983 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 47 No 5 1983 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 3 1984 as P lueddemannia var ochracea photo fide; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 4 1985 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 7 1985 photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 #3 1993 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 62 #3 1998 photo fide; Phalaenopsis, A Monograph EA Christenson 2001 drawing/photo fide; Phalaenopsis, A Monograph EA Christenson 2001 as P lueddemanniana var. delicata photo ok; Phalaenopsis, A Monograph EA Christenson 2001 as P lueddemanniana var. ochracea photo fide; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 70 No 12 2001 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 66 #4 2002 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 2 2004 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 8 2004 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 1 2006 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 9 2006 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 8 2008 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo maybe fasciata; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #6 2011 pollinia only photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 as P lueddemanniana var ochracea photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #4 2015 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #6 2015 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #11 2016 photo fide;AOS Bulletin Vol 87 #10 2018 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 83 #4 2019 Photo fide

Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana var. delicata Rchb.f. 1865

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Synonyms Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana f. delicata (Rchb.f.) O.Gruss & M.Wolff 2007; Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana subvar. delicata (Rchb.f.) A.H.Kent 1891; Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana var. delicata Rchb.f. 1865;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 37 No 12 1968 as drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 38 no 4 1974 photo fide; The Genus Phalaenopsis Sweet 1980 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988; Leon AOS Bulletin Vol 70 # 12 2001 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 83 #4 2019 Photo fide

Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana var. ochracea Rchb.f. 1865

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Synonyms Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana f. ochracea (Rchb.f.) O.Gruss & M.Wolff 2007; Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana subvar. ochracea (Rchb.f.) A.H.Kent 1891; Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana var. ochrata Rchb.f. 1865; Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana var. ochracea Rchb.f. 1865; Phalaenopsis ochracea [Rchb.f] Carriere ex Stein 1892;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 37 No 12 1968 as drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 38 no 4 1974 photo fide; The Genus Phalaenopsis Sweet 1980 photo fide; ; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 #1 1983 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 #10 1983 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #2 2017 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 83 #4 2019 Photo fide

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