Phalaenopsis viridis J.J. Sm 1907 SUBGENUS Polychilos SECTION Fuscatae Sweet 1968 Photo courtesy of Peter Zerche and His Website

Common Name The Green Phalaenopsis

Flower Size 1 1/2" [4 cm]

A lithophyte or epiphyte from Sumatra at elevations of 700 to 1000 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with a very short stem carrying a few, oblong-obovate, narrowing towards the base, shiny green, basally clasping leaves that blooms spring on an erect to horizontal, simple or occasionally branching, to 16" [40 cm] long, few to several flowered inflorescence with ovate acute floral bracts and carrying a flush of simultaneously opening, fleshy flowers.

Synonyms Phalaenopsis forbesii Ridl. 1925; Polychilos viridis (J.J. Sm.) Shim 1982

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 6 1969 drawing; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 3 1973 drawing fide; The Genus Phalaenopsis Sweet 1980 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 49 No 3 1985 photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988; Orchid Species Culture "P" Bakers 1991; Phaleanopsis, A Monograph EA Christenson 2001 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001

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