Phalaenopsis lotubela O.Gruss, Cavestro & G.Benk 2018

TYPE Photo by Olaf Gruss and Dr. William Cavestro and The Die Orchidee Website SUBGENUS Polychilos SECTION Polychilos [Breda] Rchb.f 1864


Common Name The Lotu Bela Phalaenopsis [An indigenous population of Indonesia]

Flower Size 1.2 to 1.4" [3 to 3.5 cm]

Found in Sumatra Indonesia in dense forests at elevations of 700 to 1000 meters as a natural hybrid between Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi and P javanica and is a warm growing epiphyte that blooms in the spring on a [14 to 18 cm] long, pendent, shporter than the leaves, racemose inflorescence and carrying slightly fragrant flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Die Orchidee 4(10), e:75 Gruss & Cavestro 2018 photo/drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 83 #1 2019 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 83 #4 2019 Photo fide