Phalaenopsis venosa Shim & Fowlie 1983 SUBGENUS Polychilos SECTION Amboinenses Sweet 1968 Photo courtesy of Oak Hill Gardens


Common Name The Veined Phalaenopsis

Flower Size 1 1/2 to 2 1/2" [4-6.75 cm]

Found in the Celebes Islands in Indonesia as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte at elevations of 500 to 700 meters with 3 to 5, ligulate-elliptic, to elliptic-oblong, strongly recurved above, loosely undulating, glossy green leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on an erect, 5 to 7" [12.5 to 17.5 cm] long, simple or branched, few [3 to 5] flowered inflorescence with successive opening, unpleasantly fragrant [crushed centipede] flowers. The habitat for this species is wet year round so even water and fertilizer year round..

Synonyms Phalaenopsis venosa var ochracea Fowlie 1983; Polychilos venosa (Shim & Fowlie) Shim & Fowlie 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchid Digest Vol 47 No 4 1983 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 47 No 4 1983 as P venosa var ochracea photo fide;Orchid Digest Vol 51 No 3 1987 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture "P" Bakers 1991; Phalaenopsis, A Monograph EA Christenson 2001 drawing/photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 2 2004 photo