Phalaenopsis natmataungensis (T.Yukawa, Nob.Tanaka & J.Murata) Dalström & Ormerod 2010 SUBGENUS Aphyllae [Sweet] Christ 2001

Plant and Flowers Photos by © Les Orchidees Phalaenopsis Botaniques et Hybrdes Primaires Website

Fragrant Full shadeCoolSpring

Common Name The Nat Ma Taung Phalaenopsis [A National Park in Myanmar that includes Mt Victoria]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in western Myanmar at elevations around 1700 to 1950 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying deciduous [usually not present at flowering], patent, fleshy, conduplicate, deep green, elliptic-obovate, obtuse to obliquely obtuse, mucronate cuneate below into the clasping base leaves that blooms in the spring on a suberect to pendent, terete, dull green mottled with purple, peduncle 1.68 to 4.2" [4.2 to 10.5 cm] long, 3 to 4 sheathed, rachis to 1.4" to 4.2" [3.5 to 10.5 cm] long, subdensely 4 to 16 flowered inflorescence carrying patent, fleshy, fragrant flowers.

Synonyms *Doritis natmataungensis T.Yukawa, Nob.Tanaka & J.Murata 2010

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 60 (3): 167–170 T.Yukawa, Nob.Tanaka & J.Murata 2010 photo/drawing fide;