Phalaenopsis stuartiana Rchb.f. 1881 SUBGENUS Phalaenopsis SECTION Phalaenopsis Benth 1883 Photo by Joji Lapuz.

Phalaenopsis stuartiana Rchb.f. 1881 'Larkin Valley' Am/Aos Photo by Jay Pfahl.

Common Name Stuart's Phalaenopsis [English Orchid Gardener 1800's]

Flower Size 2 to 3 1/2" [5-9 cm]

From the warm humid forests of the island of Mindano in the Philippines at elevations up to 300 meters, this medium sized, hot growing epiphytic species with short stems enveloped by imbricating leaf bases and carrying a few, arcuate to pendant, elliptic-oblong, fleshy, obtuse, mottled green leaves and blooms in the winter and spring on a branching, to 3' [90 cm] long, arcuate to pendant inflorescence with ovate-cucullate bracts, that can carry up to 100, faintly fragrant flowers.

This is a small growing epiphyte with marbled leaves, that needs shade, humidity and even watering year round. Pot or mount these orchids while the root tips are actively growing, but take care not to damage them too much.

Synonyms Phalaenopsis schilleriana Subvar. vestalis [Rchb.f] Veitch 1891; Phalaenopsis schilleriana var. alba Roeblen 1890; Phalaenopsis schilleriana var. vestalis Rchb.f 1882; Phalaenopsis schilleriana var. stuartiana [Rchb.f] Burb.1882; Phalaenopsis stuartiana f. nobilis (Rchb.f.) Christenson 2001; Phalaenopsis stuartiana f. punctatissima (Rchb.f.) Christenson 2001; Phalaenopsis stuartiana var bella Rchb.f 1888; Phalaenopsis stuartiana var. nobilis Rchb.f. 1881; Phalaenopsis stuartiana var. punctatissima Rchb.f. 1882; Phalaenopsis stuartiana var. punctulata Linden 1885

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 38 no 6 1974 photo fide; The Genus Phalaenopsis Sweet 1980 drawing/photo fide; The Genus Phalaenopsis Sweet 1980 as P stuartiana var bella; The Genus Phalaenopsis Sweet 1980 as P stuartiana var punctatissima; Orchid Digest Vol 45 No 2 1981 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 12 1982 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol No 8 1983 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 11 1984 photo; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchid Digest Vol 51 No 2 1987 photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988 photo fide; 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 stuartiana f nobilis; Phalaenopsis, A Monograph EA Christenson 2001 as p stuartiana f punctatissima; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 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; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 10 2004 photo; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 as P stuartiana f nobilis photo fide;

Phalaenopsis stuartiana f. nobilis Christenson 2001 Photo by Lourens Grobler.

Found on Mindanao Island of the Philippines at elevations around 300 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Phalaenopsis Sweet 1980 drawing/photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide;

Phalaenopsis stuartiana f. punctatissima (Rchb.f.) Christenson 2001 Larkin Valley' Am/Aos Photo by Jay Pfahl.

Found on Mindanao Island of the Philippines at elevations around 300 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte

Synonyms Phalaenopsis stuartiana var. punctatissima Rchb.f. 1882; Phalaenopsis stuartiana var. punctulata Linden 1885

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Phalaenopsis Sweet 1980 drawing/photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide;

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