Phalaenopsis reichenbachiana

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Phalaenopsis reichenbachiana
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Genus: Phalaenopsis
Subgenus: Polychilos
Species: P. reichenbachiana
Binomial name
Phalaenopsis reichenbachiana
Rchb.f. & Sander 1882
Synonyms
  • Phalaenopsis kimbaliana Gower 1888
  • Phalaenopsis sumatrana var kimbaliana 1888
  • Polychilos reichenbachiana (Rchb.f. & Sander) Shim 1982

Phalaenopsis reichenbachiana is an endemic species of orchid from Mindanao island, Philippines. It is near threatened due habitat loss and overcollection. This species is similar to Phalaenopsis fasciata but differs by having a three calluses (triserrate), wide triangular arcuate lip containing hairs (trichomes) in midlobe, the petals and sepals are wide and cuppy and its color usually pale yellow and it has a slightly musky fragrance.