Phalaenopsis corningiana Rchb. f. 1879 SUBGENUS Phalaenopsis SECTION Polychilos [Breda] Rchb.f

Photo by J A Fowlie

Found in Borneo

Photo by Jean Claude George

Another Flower

Photo by Eric Hunt, plant grown by White Oak Orchids


Common Name Corning's Phalaenopsis [19th century American Orchid Enthusiast]

Flower Size 2 to 2 1/2" [5 to 6.25 cm]

Found in Borneo at elevations of 450 to 610 meters on limestone cliffs near waterfalls on huge mossy trees 20 feet up as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with oblong to obovate leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a shorter than the leaf, 12" [30 cm] long, zigzag, sequentially opening, few flowered inflorescence and carrying very fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Phalaenopsis cumingiana Rchb. f. 1881; Phalaenopsis sumatrana subvar. sanguinea (Rchb.f.) A.H.Kent 1891; Phalaenopsis sumatrana var sanguinea Korth. & Rchb. f. 1860; Polychilos corningiana (Rchb. f.) Shim 1982

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 37 No 12 1968 drawing fide;AOS Bulletin Vol 37 No 12 1968 as P sumatrana var sanguinea drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 36 #3 1972 photo fide; The Genus Phalaenopsis Sweet 1980 drawing/photo fide; ; Orchid Digest Vol 45 No 1981 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 49 No 6 1985 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture "P" Bakers 1991; Orchid Digest Vol 56 No 1 1992 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 47 No 1 1983 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing ok; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 1 1995 photo fide; Phalaenopsis, A Monograph EA Christenson 2001 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001 photos fide; Orchid Digest Vol 66 #4 2002 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 83 #4 2019 Photo fide