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Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi Deer Antlered Phalaenopsis

 

Deer Antlered Phalaenopsis, Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi

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Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi [Breda] Blume & Rchb.f. 1860 SUBGENUS Polychilos SECTION Polychilos [Breda] Rchb.f 1864

Fragrance Part shade Warm to Hot MOSTLY Spring to Fall

Common Name Deer Antlered Phalaenopsis - In Thailand - Ueang ma lai suea

Flower Size 1 to 2" [3 to 5 cm]

Found in India, Myanamar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Nicobar Islands, Malaysia, Java, Borneo, Sumatra, and the Philippines as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte or lithophyte of exposed lowland locations on stunted vegetation in fairly exposed areas or in dense riverine or lowland forests with heavy dews high up in the canopy at elevations of 200 to 1000 meters with a distinct dry spell in winter, with a short stem enveloped by imbricating leaf bases carrying fleshy, oblong-ligulate to oblong-oblanceolate, obtuse leaves that blooms on a lateral, 4 to 18" [9 to 42 cm] long, rachis branched and flattened, racemose or paniculate, many [7 to 12] flowered inflorescence with small bracts arranged in two rows, and having fragrant, long-lasting, fleshy flowers it can bloom at any time of year but especially from spring till autumn. The flattened, flexuous, winged inforescence with ovate cucullate bracts has sequential flowers that can reappear at a later time, so, keep the inflorescence as long as it is green. This species can be mounted or potted with coarse free draining medium with semi-shade, high humidity, and hot to cool temperatures.

Synonyms Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi f. sanguinea Christenson 2001 ; Phalaenopsis de-vriesiana Rchb. f. 1860; Phalaenopsis lamelligera Sweet 1969; *Polychilos cornu-cervi Breda 1827; Polychilos hieroglyphica (Rchb. f.) Shim 1982; Polychilos lamillegera [Sweet] Shim 1982; Polystylus cornu-cervi Hasselt ex Hassk. 1855

 

 

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