Phalaenopsis maculata Rchb.f 1881 SUBGENUS Polychilos SECTION
Amboinenses Sweet 1968 Photo by © Lourens Grobler
Common Name The Spotted Phalaenopsis
Flower Size 1/2 to 3/4"
Found in Borneo and Sulawesi in lowland to mixed hill forests at
elevations of sealevel to 1000 meters on limestone hills at the base
of mossy trees on moist, bare rocks as a small to medium sized warm
to cool growing, miniature epiphyte or lithophyte with a very short
stem, completely enveloped by leaf bearing sheaths and carrying, 2
to 3, fleshy, oblong-ligulate, acute to bilobed apically, gradually
narrwoing below in to the base leaves that blooms with a lateral,
arched, 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm] long, racemose, few flowered
inflorescence with small floral bracts.
Synonyms Phalaenopsis cruciata Schltr. 1910; Phalaenopsis
maculata f. flava Christenson 2001; Phalaenopsis muscicola Ridl.
1893; Polychilos maculata (Rchb. f.) Shim 1982