Phalaenopsis veitchiana Rchb.f. 1872 SUBGENUS Phalaenopsis SECTION Phalaenopsis Benth 1883

Photo by Hou Tse Liu

Common Name Veitch's Phalaenopsis [Orchid Nurseryman and Hybridizer 1800's]

Flower Size

Found in the Philippines near strerams in woody slopes of valleys at elevations of sea level to 300 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte that is a natural hybrid between P equestris and P schilleriana and blooms in the spring ona sub-ascending, 32 to 36" [80 to 90 cm] long, branching, many flowered inflorescence and carries somewhat fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Phalaenopsis gertrudeae Quisumb. 1941; Phalaenopsis virataii Quisumb. 1956

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 #10 1969; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981 as P virataii; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 2 Quisumbing 1981 as P virataii drawing/photo good; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 2 Quisumbing 1981 as P gertrudeae; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988; Phalaenopsis, A Monograph EA Christenson 2001 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 83 #4 2019 Photo fide

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