Phalaenopsis mysorensis C.J.Saldanha 1974

SUBGENUS Parishinae SECTION Deliciosae E. A. Christ 1986

Flower Closeup

Photos by Rituraj Sonowal and Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Common Name The Mysore Phalaenopsis

Flower Size .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5cm]

Found in southern India at elevations of 750 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a very short stem carrying 1 to 3, possibly deciduous, oblong-elliptic, conduplicate at the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a terete, short, between the leaves, .4 to 3.2" [1 to 8 cm] long, purplish violet, few flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute floral bracts

Synonyms Doritis mysorensis (C.J.Saldanha) T.Yukawa & K.Kita 2005; Kingidium mysorense (C.J.Saldanha) C.S.Kumar 1994; Kingidium niveum C.S.Kumar 1994; Polychilos mysorensis (C.J.Saldanha) Shim 1982

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Indian Orchids A Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing good; The Genus Phalaenopsis Sweet 1980 drawing good; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988; Orchid Species Culture "P" Bakers 1991; Phalaenopsis A Monograph EA Christenson 2001; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 as Kingidium niveum drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 66 #4 2002 drawing fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as Kingidium niveum; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Orchid Digest Vol 83 #4 2019 Photo fide