Phalaenopsis borneensis Garay 1995 SUBGENUS Polychilos SECTION Polychilos [Breda] Rchb.f 1864

Another Flower Photo by Peter Maxwell

Full shade Warm Cool Spring Summer Fall

Common Name The Borneo Phalaenopsis

Flower Size 1.82" [4.6 cm]

Found in the Borneo without location as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an elongate [for the genus] stem carrying a few oblanceolate, obtuse, coriaceous, pale green leaves that blooms in the spring through fall on a racemose to paniculate, terete peduncle, flattened rachis, 3.6 to 16.8" [9 to 42 cm] long, inflorescence with persistent succulent bracts and successively single, strongly 2 ranked flowers in a single plane with the flattened rachis.

CAUTION Said by some references to be a synonym of P cornu-cervi but this one differs in the V shape of the calli on the lip, the more or less entire lip apex and the flower coloration. P Cornu-cervi has a keyhole shaped cleft calli on the lip and an erose margin to the lip apex.

Synonyms Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi f. borneensis (Garay) O.Gruss & M.Wolff 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Phaleanopsis, A Monograph EA Christenson 2001 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001; Orchid Digest Vol 66 #4 2002 photo fide;