Phalaenopsis mariae Burbidge ex Warner & Williams 1883 SUBGENUS Polychilos SECTION Amboinenses Sweet 1968

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Lip and Column Detail Photos by Bernard Legrelle


Common Name Maria's Phalaenopsis [Maria Burbage - wife of Orchid Collector 1800's]

Flower Size 1 1/2" to 2" [4 to 5 cm]

A small sized, warm to hot growing epiphytic species that comes from the Philippines and Borneo at elevations around 600 meters on tree trunks and branches in dense shade with short stems enveloped by imbricating leaf bases and carrying distichous, oblong-ligulate to obovate-ligulate, fleshy, deflexed, acute or obtuse leaves and blooms in the summer on a lateral, pendulous, to 14" [35 cm] long, racemose or paniculate, few to many flowered inflorescence with small, distichous, triangular-ovate bracts and simultaneously opening, slightly fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Polychilos mariae (Burb.) Shim 1982

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing good; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 1 1966 drawing; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 3 1969 drawing; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 10 1970 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 38 no 3 1974 photo ok; The Genus Phalaenopsis Sweet 1980 drawing/photo fide; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981 A P mariae var alba drawing/photo fide; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 2 Quisumbing 1981; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 1 1983 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 47 No 6 1983 1 st photo not 2nd photo fide; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture "P" Bakers 1991; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 5 1998 photo; Phalaenopsis, A Monograph EA Christenson 2001 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo ?; Orchids of Sarawak Wood & Beeman etal 2001; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide;