Phalaenopsis sumatrana Korth. & Rchb. f. 1860 SUBGENUS Phalaenopsis SECTION Polychilos [Breda] Rchb.f

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Common Name The Sumatran Phalaenopsis

Flower Size 2 to 3" [6 to 7.6 cm]

Found in Sumatra, Borneo and the Malay pennisula as well as the Philippines in lowland to mixed montane forests on trees and shady nooks near streams at elevations around 600 to 700 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with a short stem completely enveloped by persistent, imbricating leaf bases carrying fleshy, obovate or oblong-elliptic, arched or pendant, acute or rounded leaves that blooms in the spring through fall on a to 12" [30 cm] long, ascending, several [5] to many flowered, racemose or few branched, fractiflex inflorescence with triangular floral bracts and carrying mildly fragrant, fleshy, color variable flowers.

Synonyms Phalaenopsis acutifolia Linden 1886; Phalaenospsis corningiana var flava Hort. ex Fowlie 1982; Phalaenopsis paucivittata [Rchb.f] Fowlie 1985; Phalaenopsis sumatrana var paucivittatas Rchb.f 1882; Phalaenopsis sumatrana subvar. paucivittata [Rchb.f] Veitch 1891; Polychilos sumatrana [Korth & Rchb.f] Shim 1982

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1862; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 1 1958 drawing fide; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 1 1966 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 #11 1967 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 37 No 12 1968 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 37 No 12 1968 as P sumatrana var alba; AOS Bulletin Vol 37 No 12 1968 as P sumatrana var paucivittata drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 37 No 12 1968 as P sumatrana var sanguinea drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 1 1969 drawing as P fimbriata var sumatrana; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 4 1970 photo fide; Botanisk Tidsskrift Bind 66 Hefte 4 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand III Seidenfaden 1971 drawing fide; Orchid Digest No 36 No 1 1972 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 36 No 3 1972 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 #2 1979 photo ok; The Genus Phalaenopsis Sweet 1980 drawing/photo fide; The Genus Phalaenopsis Sweet 1980 as P sumatrana var paucivittata; Orchid Digest Vol 45 No 6 1981 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 46 No 4 1982 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 47 No 1 1983 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 49 No 2 1985 as P paucivittata photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 4 1985 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 49 No 6 1985 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 as P sumatrana var paucivittata; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing good; Orchid Species Culture "P" Bakers 1991; Orchid Digest Vol 56 No 1 1992 photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Orchids of Borneo Vol 1 Chan, Lamb, Shim & Wood 1994 drawing/photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing fide; Phalaenopsis, A Monograph EA Christenson 2001 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra J.B.Comber 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Wood & Beeman etal 2001 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 66 #4 2002 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 2 2004 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 77 #4 2013 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 78 #1 2014 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #6 2016 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 83 #4 2019 Photo fide

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