Phalaenopsis robinsonii J.J.Sm. 1917 SUBGENUS Phalaenopsis SECTION Polychilos [Breda] Rchb.f

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TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing By J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Hot Warm Fall

Common Name Robinson's Phalaenopsis [British Plant Collector in SE Asia late 1800's early 1900's]

Flower Size 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm]

Found on Ambon Island within the Moluccas on tree trunks in shady, humid forests with even year round rainfall at elevations around 600 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying 4 to 5, fleshy, pendent, oblong-lanceolate, acute to sub-obtuse, conduplicate, cuneate below into the base leaves that blooms in the fallon a suberect to arcuate, simple, 7.8 to 8" [19 to 20 cm] long, shorter than the leaves, few flowered inflorescence.

CAUTION The photo above is close to J J Smith's description of P robisonii but not exact so please use with caution!!!!

Synonyms Polychilos robinsonii (J.J.Sm.) Shim 1982

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 #4 1969 drawingphoto fide; 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 E A Christenson 2001 drawing good; Orchid Digest Vol 83 #4 2019 Photo fide