185009 Phal. aphrodite 'Schnee' photo by D.O.G. (Germany O.S.)

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Orchid Species: Phalaenopsis aphrodite

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)
Phalaenopsis aphrodite is an orchid species identified by Rchb.f. in 1862.
Genus
Phalaenopsis (Phal.)
Grex
aphrodite
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Rchb.f.
Year
1862
ORIGIN: Occurring from Taiwan to the Philippines in primary and secondary forests at elevations of 0-1000 feet.

DESCRIPTION: It closely resembles P. amablis but differs in the red lip disc, the triangular mid lobe and it's smaller flowers of about 3 [7.5 cm] instead of the 4 [10 cm] flowers of P. amablis. The flowering season is from December until April on a lateral, 3' [90 cm] long, racemose or paniculate many flowered inflorescence with small bracts and likes it with shady, humid conditions.

FLOWER SIZE: 3 or less inches [7.5 cm or less] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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