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, with green suffused with purple and overlayed with silver leaves that blooms in the mid spring to late summer on an 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.

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; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 4 1980 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 45 No 2 1981 photo fide; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 2 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 4 1985 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 6 1987 drawing; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 as P sanderiana var alba; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 as P sanderiana var marmorata; 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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