Phalaenopsis parishii Rchb. f. 1865 SUBGENUS Parishianae [Sweet] Christensen 2001 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Inflorescence Photo by Milan Vagner

Fragrant Full shade Hot Spring

Common Name Parish's Phalaenopsis [English Orchid Collector 1800's - Burma]

Flower Size under 3/4" [under 2 cm]

Found as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte in the eastern Himalayas, Assam India, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam at lower elevations to 500 meters on moss covered trees overhanging streams with elliptic to obovate, fleshy, pendant, leaves and blooms on an arching, 2 to 4 3/4" [5 to 14 cm] long, lightly fractiflex, racemose or rarely paniculate, few to several, densly flowered inflorescence with small floral bracts and carrying 5 to 6, lily of the valley scented, simultaneously opening flowers occuring in the spring.

Synonyms Aerides decumbens Griff 1851; Doritis parishii (Rchb.f.) T.Yukawa & K.Kita 2005; Grafia parishii [Rchb.f] Hawkes 1966; Polychilos parishii (Rchb. f.) Shim 1982

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Refugium Botanicum Reichenbach 1869 drawing fide; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 5 1973 drawing fide; Indian Orchids A Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 7 1979 photo; The Genus Phalaenopsis Sweet 1980 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture "P" Bakers 1991; Phalaenopsis, A Monograph EA Christenson 2001; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1868 drawing fide; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95 as Aerides decumbens; Schlechteriana Vol 2 No 4 1991; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; Phalaenopsis, A Monograph EA Christenson 2001 drawing/photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide

Phalaenopsis parishii Rchb. f. 1865 f nivea Photo by Wesley Chen

A white color form of the previous species.

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