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Orchid Species: Phalaenopsis schilleriana

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)
Phalaenopsis schilleriana is an orchid species identified by Rchb.f. in 1860.
Phalaenopsis (Phal.)
(name currently accepted by Kew)
ORIGIN: Found on Luzon and other smaller surrounding islands of The Philippine archipelago in rainforests, high up on the trees, at elevations of 0 to 450 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Large sized, hot growing epiphytic plant with stout, short, stems enveloped by imbricate leaf bases carrying fleshy, elliptic, oblong-ellptic, to oblanceolate, obtuse, dark green mottled silver grey leaves, that blooms in the spring on a branching, arching to pendant, to more than 3' [90 cm] long, few to many [3 to 250] flowered inflorescence with small ovate-cucullate bracts carrying showy, delicate, fragrant flowers that can be quite stunning.

FLOWER SIZE: Less than 3 1/2 inches [8 to 9 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 curnowiana [Baker]
Add+ Phalaenopsis Phal schillerana
Add+ Phalaenopsis Phal vestalis [Baker]
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BEGINNERS: Best Species by Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler). In a cool area: Laelia anceps, L. gouldiana, L. harpophylla, Rossioglossum grande, Coelogyne cristata, C. flaccida, C. ochracea; for the warm area: Phalaenopsis schilleriana, P. stuartiana, P. lind... 0
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