Phalaenopsis doweryensis Garay & Christenson 2001 SUBGENUS Polychilos SECTION Amboinenses Sweet 1968

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Photo by David Sorokowsky

Common Name Dowery's Phalaenopsis [American Nursery in Virginia current]

Flower Size 1.8 to 2" [4.5 to 5 cm]

Found in Sabah Borneo at elevations of sea level to 150 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte from , recently described from a plant flowered in cultivation with a short stem carrying 2, fleshy, ovate-elliptic to broadly elliptic, obtuse leaves that are obliquely bilobulate apically and blooms in the spring on an erect, racemose, to 8" [20 cm] long, slightly compressed inflorescence with a thickened subclavate rachis with 2 remote bracts and triangular-lanceolate, acute floral bracts with fleshy, somewhat fragrant flowers.

"Similar to P gigantea by virtue of their flat, round forms snf the shape of the lip , but P doweryensis differs in the much smaller, narrower leaves, a footless column and elliptic-obovate petals which yeild an open shaped flower." W Higgens

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Phalaenopsis, 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; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 81 #7 2012 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 83 #4 2019 Photo fide