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.
Phalaenopsis (Phal.)
(name currently accepted by Kew)
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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