Phalaenopsis mysorensis C.J.Saldanha 1974

SUBGENUS Phalaenopsis SECTION Deliciosae E. A. Christ 1986

Flower Closeup Photos by Suranjan Fernando- Sri Lanka Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Common Name The Mysore Phalaenopsis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in southern India at elevations of 750 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a very short stem carrying 1 to 3, oblong-elliptic, conduplicate at the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a terete, short, .4 to 4" [1 to 8 cm] long, purplish violet, few flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute floral bracts

CAUTION I have no way of verifing this determination so use with caution

Synonyms Doritis mysorensis (C.J.Saldanha) T.Yukawa & K.Kita 2005; Kingidium mysorense (C.J.Saldanha) C.S.Kumar 1994; Kingidium niveum C.S.Kumar 1994; Polychilos mysorensis (C.J.Saldanha) Shim 1982

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Indian Orchids A Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing good; The Genus Phalaenopsis Sweet 1980 drawing good; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988; Orchid Species Culture "P" Bakers 1991; Phalaenopsis A Monograph EA Christenson 2001; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as Kingidium niveum; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007