Phalaenopsis leucorrhoda Rchb.f. 1875

Photo By Dr Guiseppe Mazza.

Full Shade warm Spring

Common Name The White Rose-Pink Phalaenopsis

Flower Size 3 to 4" [7.5 to 10 cm]

Found in the Philippines and is said to be a natural hybrid between P aphrodite and P schilleriana by Kew and others but the species occurs hundreds of miles north of P schilleriana habitat and is found at elevations way above the habit of P aphrodite. It flowers in the spring on a 30" [75 cm] long inflorescence and the flowers have a faint pink flush to the tepals.

The species has striking mottled foliage similar to P schlleriana but with a touch more silver. The species has been confused with the similar P philippinensis


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 #10 1969 drawing fide; The Genus Phalaenopsis Sweet 1980 drawing good; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 2 Quisumbing 1981; Orchid Digest Vol 47 No 1 1983 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988; Orchid Digest Vol 55 No 3 1991 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture "P" Bakers 1991; Orchid Digest Vol 56 No 1 1992 drawing fide; Phalaenopsis A Monograph E A Christenson 2001 drawing/photo good; Orchid Digest Vol 83 #4 2019 Photo hmm