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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.
Genus
Phalaenopsis (Phal.)
Grex
schilleriana
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Rchb.f.
Year
1860
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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