Phalaenopsis reichenbachiana Rchb.f. & Sander 1882 SUBGENUS Polychilos SECTION Amboinenses Sweet 1968 Photo By Ramon de los Santos

Another Flower Photo By Dowery Orchids


Common Name Reichenbach's Phalaenopsis [German Botanist and Ochid Specialist 1800's]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found only on Mindano Island of the Philippines as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a short to 2" [5 cm], robust stem enveloped completely by imbricate, leaf bearing sheaths and carrying suberct to arcuate, obovate-oblanceolate to elliptic-obovate, rounded apically, gradually tapering to the clasping base leaves that blooms in the winter on a suberect to arching, to 18" [to 45 cm] long, loosely racemose sometimes occasionally branched, few to several flowered inflorescence with short, triangular-cucculate, acute floral bracts and carrying waxy, fragrant [green apple] flowers

Synonyms Phalaenopsis kimbaliana Gower 1888; Phalaenopsis sumatrana var kimbaliana 1888; Polychilos reichenbachiana (Rchb.f. & Sander) Shim 1982

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 1 1969 drawing; The Genus Phalaenopsis Sweet 1980 drwaing fide; The Genus Phalaenopsis Sweet 1980 as P sumatrana var kinmbaliana; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988 as P sumatrana var kimbaliana; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988; Orchid Species Culture "P" Bakers 1991; Phalaenopsis A Monograph Christenson 2001 drawing/photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide;