Phalaenopsis wilsonii Rolfe 1909 SUBGENUS Aphyllae [Sweet] E. A. Christensen 2001Photo courtesy of Allen Black

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Marc Flandre

Common Name Wilson's Phalaenopsis [English Plant Collector 1800's] - In China Hua Xi Hu Die Lan

Flower Size 1 1/2" [4 cm]

Found in southern Yunnan China in montane forests at elevations of 800 to 2200 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying 4 to 5, [sometimes leafless or with 1 to 2 leaves at blooming, sometimes purplish, reddish abaxially when young, oblong to subelliptic leaves that blooms in the spring on an arcuate or pendant, simple, variable length to 8" [20 cm] long, zigzag inflorescence with a few, fragrant, simultaneously opening flowers.

Synonyms Doritis wilsonii (Rolfe) T.Yukawa & K.Kita 2005; Kingidium wilsonii (Rolfe) O.Gruss & Roellke 1996; Phalaenopsis chuxiongensis F.Y.Liu 1996; Phalaenopsis minior Liu 1988; Phalaenopsis wilsonii f. azurea Z.J.Liu & Z.Z.Ru 2006; Polychilos wilsonii (Rolfe) Shim 1982

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 3 1969 drawing; The Genus Phalaenopsis Sweet 1980 drawing good; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988 drawing ok; Orchid Species Culture "P" Bakers 1991; The Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen & Mori 1997 as P minor; The Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen & Mori 1997; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Phalaenopsis A Monograph E A Christenson 2001 drawing ok/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 1 2004 photo; Native Orchids of Shaanxi - Shaanxi Science & Technology Press 2007 photo fide; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide;

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