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

Flower Closeup Photo by 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]

Found in Japan as a small sized, cool to cold growing species with a monopodial, very short stem carrying 5 to 8, narrowly elliptic to strap shaped, obtuse at the obscurely bilobed apex leaves that blooms on a 7.2" [18 cm] long, curved, successively 6 to 10 flowered inflorescence

Adult plants branch freely and produce a number of inflorescence simultaneously. The orchid flowers in the spring and summer and is This species has many greenish white, sweetly fragrant. flowers with purple bars on the lip.

This species needs to be mounted or potted in a coarse, fast draining medium and given cool to coldtemperatures, 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; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 21 1165 - 1328 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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