Phalaenopsis japonica (Rchb.f.) Kocyan & Schuit. 2014 SUBGENUS Hygrochilus Photo courtesy of Scott McGregor

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Danny Lentz , plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden

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Common Name The Japan Phalaenopsis - In Japan Nago-ran - In China E Ji Lan

Flower Size 1 to 1 1/5" [3 cm]

The 7" [18 cm] long inflorescence of this small sized, cool to cold growing species is curved, and made up of many greenish white flowers , with purple bars on the lip. The 6 to 10 flowers open in succession and are prized for their sweet fragrance. Adult plants branch freely and produce a number of inflorescence simultaneously. The orchid flowers in the spring and summer and is found in Japan. This species has a monopodial, very short stem carrying 5 to 8, narrolwy elliptic to strap shaped, obtuse at the obscurely bilobed apex leaves

This species needs to be mounted or potted in a coarse fast draining medium and given cool to warm temperatures, high humidity, semi-shade, and good air circulation.

Synonyms *Aerides japonica Rchb. f. 1863; Angraecum japonicum Linden 1881; Hygrochilus japonica (Rchb.f.) M.H.Li, Z.J.Liu & S.R.Lan 2014; Sedirea japonica (Rchb. f.) Garay & H.R. Sweet 1974

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Aerides japonica photo fide; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Aerides japonica drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 29 No 2 1960 photo as Aerides japponica; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Aerides japonicum; Orchids of Southern Ryukyu Islands Garay & Sweet 1974 as Sedirea japonica drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 7 1986 as Sedirea japonica drawing; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988 as Sedirea japonica drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 2 1994 as Sedirea japonica photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 8 1995 as Sedirea japonica photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 7 2005 as Sedirea japonica photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 1 2006 as Sedirea japonica ; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 4 2007 as Sedirea japonica photo; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 as Sedirea japonica photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 as Sedirea japonica photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as Sedirea japonica ; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 as Sedirea japonica drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 as Sedirea japonica photos fide;

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