90744 Phal. amboinensis var. common 'Nobby's' photo by Taiwan Orchid Growers Association

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Orchid Species: Phalaenopsis amboinensis

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)
Phalaenopsis amboinensis is an orchid species identified by J.J.Sm. in 1911.
Genus
Phalaenopsis (Phal.)
Grex
amboinensis
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
J.J.Sm.
Year
1911
ORIGIN: Ambon Island, Sulawesi, Papua and New Guinea and Indonesia in low elevation, shady, humid forests with year round rainfall.

DESCRIPTION: A small sized, hot growing, epiphytic species with to 4, elliptic to oblong-elliptic or oblanceolate leaves that blooms on a lateral, arching, 18 [45 cm] long, racemose or paniculate many flowered inflorescence with small bracts occurring in the late winter and early spring with long-lasting flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: 2 to 3 inches -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Phalaenopsis Phal hombronii 1912 Finet
Add+ Phalaenopsis Phal psilantha 1911 Schltr.
Add+ Polychilos Polychilos amboinensis 1982 (J.J.Sm.) Shim
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