Phalaenopsis philippinensis Golamco ex Fowlie & C.Z.Tang 1987 SUBGENUS Phalaenopsis SECTION Phalaenopsis


Plant Photos by © Milan Vágner

Common Name The Philippine Phalaenopsis

Flower Size 2 3/4" [7 cm]

Found only in the Philippines on the island of Luzon at elevations up to 1200 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with dark green, mottled with silver leaves that blooms on an axillary, erect to semi-pendulous, freely branching inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Kingiella philippinense; Orchid Digest Vol 51 No 2 1987 drawing/photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988; Orchid Digest Vol 55 No 3 1991 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture "P" Bakers 1991; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Phalaenopsis, A Monograph EA Christenson 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 2 2004 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 3 2004 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 72 No 2 2007 photo; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide;