Phalaenopsis finleyi Christenson 2011 SUBGENUS Parishinae SECTION Deliciosae E. A. Christ 1986

Photo by Eric Hunt, plant grown by Scott Dallas


Common Name Finley's Phalaenopsis [Floridian Orchid Enthusiast and conservationist current]

Flower Size .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm]

Found in northeastern Thailand and Myanmar in tropical forests at elevations of sea level to 160 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying rather broad, fleshy leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a lateral to pendant, elongating, 2.8 to 3.2" [7 to 8 cm] long, intermitently 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Doritis minus (Seidenf.) T.Yukawa & K.Kita 2005; *Kingidium minus Seidenfadden 1988; Phalaenopsis minor (Seidenf.) Christenson 2001; Phalaenopsis minus [Seidenfaden] E. A. Christenson 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 as Kingidium minus drawing/photo fide; Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 23 1393 - 1456 Brieger 1990 as Kingidium minus; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 as Kingidium minus photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 as Kingidium minus photo fide; Phalaenopsis A Monograph E A Christenson 2001 as P minus /photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 as Kingidium minus; Orchid Digest Vol 66 #4 2002 as P minusphoto fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 3 2003 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 as Kingidium minus photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #12 2010 as P minor photo fide; Wulfenia 22 [2015]: 137 - 188 New Orchids in the Flora of Vietnam Averyanov, Nguyen, Tich, Nguyen, Nong, Nguyen and Xuan photo fide