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Phalaenopsis schilleriana Schiller's Phalaenopsis

 

Schiller's Phalaenopsis, Phalaenopsis schilleriana

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Phalaenopsis schilleriana Rchb.f 1860 SUBGENUS Phalaenopsis SECTION Phalaenopsis Benth 1883 Photo courtesy Jay Pfahl.

Common Name Schiller's Phalaenopsis [German Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size less than 3 1/2" [8 to 9 cm] Fragrant

A larger, stout, 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 , found high up on the tree, from Luzon and other smaller surrounding islands of The Philippines in rainforest at elevations of 0 to 450 meters, which is a hot grower that likes shade, good humidity and even watering year round which will produce flowers 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 with showy, delicate, fragrant flowers that can be quite stunning.

Synonyms Phalaenopsis schilleriana f. immaculata (Rchb.f.) Christenson2001; Phalaenopsis schilleriana var compacta nana Hort. 1890; Phalaenopsis schilleriana var delicata Dean 1877; Phalaenopsis schilleriana var grandiflora van Brero 1935; Phalaenopsis schilleriana var. immaculata Rchb.f. 1875; Phalaenopsis schilleriana var major J D Hook ex Rolfe 1886; Phalaenopsis schilleriana var odorata van Brero 1935; Phalaenopsis schilleriana var pallida Val & Tiu 1984; Phalaenopsis schilleriana var purpurea O'Brien 1892; Phalaenopsis schilleriana var splendens Warn. 1878; Phalaenopsis schilleriana var viridi-maculata Ducharte 1862

 

 

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