Phalaenopsis sanderiana Rchb. f. 1883 SUBGENUS Phalaenopsis SECTION Phalaenopsis Benth 1883 Photo by Lourens Grobler.

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Common Name Sander's Phalaenopsis [English Orchid Grower 1800's]

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Endemic to the Philippines as a small sized, hot to cool, pendant growing epiphyte with elliptic to oblong-elliptic, obtuse rounded, tapered to the conduplicate base leaves with green suffused with purple and overlayed with silver and a arching-erect, to 32" [80 cm] long, racemose or few branched paniculate inflorescence with minute, triangular, concave, scarious floral bracts carrying 15 to 20, showy, membraneous flowers occuring in the mid spring to late summer

Synonyms Phalaenopsis alcicornis Rchb.f. 1887; Phalaenopsis amabilis f. punctata (O'Brien) Ames 1908; Phalaenopsis amabilis var aphrodite subvar sanderiana [Rchb.f] Ames 1908; Phalaenopsis amabilis var sanderiana [Rchb.f] Davis 1949; Phalaenopsis aphrodite var sanderiana [Rchb.f] Quisimb. 1941; Phalaenopsis sanderiana f. alba (H.J.Veitch) Christenson 2001; Phalaenopsis sanderiana subvar. alba H.J.Veitch 1891; Phalaenopsis sanderiana subvar. punctata (O'Brien) A.H.Kent 1891; Phalaenopsis sanderiana var. alba [Veitch] Stein 1891; Phalaenopsis sanderiana var. marmorata Rchb.f. 1883; Phalaenopsis sanderiana var. pulcherrima Rolfe 1911; Phalaenopsis sanderiana var. punctata O'Brien 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 38 no 6 1974 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 38 no 6 1974 as P sanderiana var alba photo fide;The Genus Phalaenopsis Sweet 1980 drawing/photo fide; Phalaenopsis, A Monograph EA Christenson 2001 as P sanderiana f alba; Phalaenopsis, A Monograph EA Christenson 2001 as P sanderiana var marmorata; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 4 1980 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 45 No 2 1981 photo fide; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 4 1985 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 6 1987 drawing; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988; Orchid Species Culture "P" Bakers 1991; Orchid Digest Vol 56 no 1 1992 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 1 1995 photo fide; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Phalaenopsis, A Monograph EA Christenson 2001 drawing/photo fide; Phalaenopsis, A Monograph EA Christenson 2001 as P sanderiana var marmorata; Phalaenopsis, A Monograph EA Christenson 2001 as P sanderiana f alba photo Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Australian Orchid Review Vol 73 No 5 2008 photo; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 as P sandreiana f alba photo fide;

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