Phalaenopsis viridis J.J. Sm 1907 SUBGENUS Polychilos SECTION Fuscatae Sweet 1968 Photo by 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 in the 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 fide; 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; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 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; Orchid Digest Vol 66 #4 2002 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 77 #4 2013 photo fide;