Phalaenopsis viridis J.J. Sm 1907

SUBGENUS Phalaenopsis SECTION Polychilos [Breda] Rchb.f

Photo by Dr Celia Koo Botanic Conservation Center Taiwan

Another Flower Color

Photo by Peter Zerche

Common Name The Green Phalaenopsis

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

Found in Sumatra at elevations of 700 to 1000 meters as a small sized, warm growing lithophyte or epiphyte with a very short stem carrying a few, oblong-obovate, narrowing towards the base, shiny green, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect to horizontal, simple or occasionally branching, to 16 to 28" [40 to 70 cm] long, few to several flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute floral bracts and carrying a flush of simultaneously opening, fleshy flowers.

Synonyms Phalaenopsis forbesii Ridl. 1925; Polychilos viridis (J.J. Sm.) Shim 1982

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 6 1969 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 3 1973 drawing fide; The Genus Phalaenopsis Sweet 1980 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 49 No 3 1985 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988; Orchid Species Culture "P" Bakers 1991; Phaleanopsis, A Monograph EA Christenson 2001 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Orchid Digest Vol 66 #4 2002 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 77 #4 2013 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 83 #4 2019 Photo fide