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Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana Lueddemann's Phalaenopsis

 

Lueddemann's Phalaenopsis, Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana

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Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana Rchb.f 1862 SUBGENUS Polychilos SECTION Amboinenses Sweet 1968 Photo courtesy of David Janvrin.

Common Name Lueddemann's Phalaenopsis [French Orchid Grower 1800's]

Flower Size mostly less than 2" [5 to 6 cm] Fragrant

This small to medium sized, hot growing, epiphytic species is found in the Philippines at elevations below 100 meters with 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..

Synonyms Phalaenopsis lueddemannii Náves 1880; Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana var. delicata Rchb.f. 1865; Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana var. ochrata Rchb.f. 1865; Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana var. ochracea Rchb.f. 1865; Phalaenopsis ochracea [Rchb.f] Carriere ex Stein 1892; Polychilos lueddemanniana (Rchb. f.) Shim 1982

 

 

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