Phalaenopsis zebrina Teijsm. & Binn. 1862 SUBGENUS PhalaenopsisSECTION Polychilos Photo by Nik Fahmi


Common Name The Zebra-Like Phalaenopsis [refers to the barring on the sepals and petals]

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in Myanmar, Thailand, penninsular Malaysia, Borneo and Sumatra at elevations around sea level as a miniature to small sized, hot growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying 3 to 5, oblong to obovate, broader in the apical half, narrowing below into the clasping base leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on an erect to arcuate, simple, terete, 4" [10 cm] long, few [5] flowered inflorescence with small, triangular, concave floral bracts carrying 2 to 3, nicely fragrant flowers open at a time.

CAUTION Now said to be a synonym of P sumatrana but I have left them separate for now.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Phalaenopsis Sweet 1980 as syn of P sumatrana drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 46 No 4 1982 photo ok; Orchid Digest Vol 49 No 6 1985 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 56 No 1 1992 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 200 1 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;