Phalaenopsis chibae T.Yukawa 1996

SUBGENUS Parishinae SECTION Deliciosae E. A. Christ 1986

Side View Of Flower

Photo by Dustin Dorton


Photo by Zainal Abidin Othman


Common Name Chiba's Phalaenopsis [Japanese Discoverer of Species]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.2 cm]

Found in Vietnam in tropical moist forests at elevations of 400 to 600 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with elliptic to obovate, obliquely emarginate, lightly suffused with purple leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, racemose, dull purple, to 4" [11 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with to 13 simultaneoulsy opening flowers.

Synonyms Doritis chibae (T.Yukawa) T.Yukawa & K.Kita 2005; Kingidium chibae [Yukawa] Gruss & Rolke 1997

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Phalaenopsis, A Monograph EA Christenson 2001 drawing/photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 as Kingidium chibae; Orchid Digest Vol 66 #4 2002 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #6 2015 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 83 #4 2019 Photo fide