Phalaenopsis maculata Rchb.f 1881 SUBGENUS Polychilos SECTION Amboinenses Sweet 1968 Photo by Larces and The Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Another Angle Photo by Lourens Grobler

Hot to Warm Winter

Common Name The Spotted Phalaenopsis

Flower Size 1/2 to 3/4"

Found in Borneo and Sulawesi in lowland to mixed hill forests at elevations of sealevel to 1000 meters on limestone hills at the base of mossy trees on moist, bare rocks as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte or lithophyte with a very short stem, completely enveloped by leaf bearing sheaths and carrying, 2 to 3, fleshy, oblong-ligulate, acute to bilobed apically, gradually narrowing below in to the base leaves that blooms in the winter with a lateral, arched, 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm] long, racemose, few flowered inflorescence with small floral bracts.

Synonyms Phalaenopsis cruciata Schltr. 1910; Phalaenopsis maculata f. flava Christenson 2001; Phalaenopsis muscicola Ridl. 1893; Polychilos maculata (Rchb. f.) Shim 1982

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 1 1966; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 3 1969 drawing; The Genus Phalaenopsis Sweet 1980 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 46 No 1 1982 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 49 No 4 1985 photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988; Orchid Species Culture "P" Bakers 1991; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing/photo fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; Orchids of Borneo Vol 1 Chan, Lamb, Shim & Wood 1994 drawing/photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing ok; Phalaenopsis, A Monograph EA Christenson 2001 drawing/photo fide; Phalaenopsis, A Monograph EA Christenson 2001 as P maculata f. flava photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Wood & Beeman etal 2001;

Phalaenopsis maculata f. flava Christenson 2001 Photo by Lourens Grobler

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Phalaenopsis, A Monograph EA Christenson 2001 drawing/photo fide

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