129746 Phal. lueddemanniana 'Elm' photo by D.O.G. (Germany O.S.)

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Orchid Species: Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)
Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana is an orchid species identified by Rchb.f. in 1865.
Genus
Phalaenopsis (Phal.)
Grex
lueddemanniana
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Rchb.f.
Year
1865
ORIGIN: Found in the Philippines at elevations below 100 meters.

DESCRIPTION: This small to medium sized, hot growing, epiphytic species has an erect or ascending stem enveloped by imbricating leaf sheaths and carrying elliptic, obovate to oblong-elliptic, fleshy, acute or obtuse leaves and likes a hot environment with plenty of water year round and low levels of light. This species has 3 to 5, fragrant, longlasting, fleshy, waxy flowers and blooms in the spring through summer on a suberect, arcuate to pendant, to 12 [30 cm] long, thick, succulent, racemose or paniculate, many flowered inflorescence that is much longer than the leaves covered with small distichous, ovate-triangular bracts and does well in a pot and has a habit of making keikis so it is best to leave green viable inflorescence alone so they will bloom again..

FLOWER SIZE: Mostly less than 2 inches [5 to 6 cm] -- 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 lueddemannii 1880 Náves in F.M.Blanco
Add+ Phalaenopsis Phal ochracea 1892 (Rchb.f.) Carrière ex Stein
Add+ Polychilos Polychilos lueddemanniana 1982 (Rchb.f.) Shim
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KEIKIS: On Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana by Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler). Culture is the key; possibly too little light, or too much water or potting medium too dense; over-fertilizing also causes keikis to appear. A77-449 Fertilizer at the rate of 50 ppm. could cause... 0
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