Phalaenopsis celebensis Sweet 1980 SUBGENUS Phalaenopsis SECTION Phalaenopsis Benth 1883

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Common Name The Celebes Phalaenopsis

Flower Size 1.2 to 1.4" [3 to 3.5 cm]

Found in Sulawesi, at elevations of 400 to 600 meters as a miniature sized hot to warm growing epiphyte with dark green, mottled with silver grey leaves that blooms in July and August on a lateral, arching then pendant, 16 to 24" [40 to 60 cm] long, purplish-green, racemose or paniculate, many flowered inflorescence with small bracts and successively opening flowers, starting at the base of the inflorescence

This species should have year-round waterings and full shade.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Phalaenopsis Sweet 1980 drawing/photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 drawing hmm; Orchid Digest Vol 55 No 2 1991 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture "P" Bakers 1991; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 3 1996 photo fide; Phalaenopsis, A Monograph EA Christenson 2001 drawing/photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Orchid Digest Vol 66 #4 2002 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 83 #4 2019 Photo fide