Phalaenopsis hainanensis Tang & F.T.Wang 1974 SUBGENUS Aphyllae [Sweet] Christ. 2001

Photo by Sian Lim Copyright

Side View of Flower

Photo by Ann & Paul Tuskes

Common Name The Hainan Phalaenopsis - In China Hai Nan Hu Die Lan

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Hainan and Yunnan provinces of China in forests on rocks at elevations around 1900 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing lithophyte with a short stem carrying a few deciduous, obliquely oblong, retuse leaves that blooms in the summer on a racemose to few branched, to 16.8" to 22" [42 to 55 cm] long, 8 to 10 flowered inflorescence with sparse, broadly ovate bracts and ovate floral bracts

CAUTION!! Kew currently has this species as a synonym of P stobartii and it may well be as they are quite similar, I await better references on both species.

Synonyms Phalaenopsis chuxiongensis F.Y.Liu 1996

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Phalaenopsis, A Monograph EA Christenson 2001 drawing; Orchid Digest Vol 66 #4 2002 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 as Kingidium hainensis photo good; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Atlas of Wild Orchids in Hainan Island, China Shenyan and Junmei 2010 photo hmm; Orchid Digest Vol 83 #4 2019 Photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;