|Flower of Phalaenopsis violacea|
Phalaenopsis violacea is a species of orchid belonged to the genus Phalaenopsis.The plant has a compact proportion,with a medium size,green wide leaves.The flower of this plant is small (3.5 cm wide),fragrant and mostly violet.Sometimes,the variety of this plant has some green coloured on the edges.
The plant was first discovered by Johannes Teijsmann in 1859, who sent it to the Botanic Garden at Leiden, Netherlands. It was then flowered by Witte. In that same year Willink in Amsterdam also received some plants of the species and sent some of the flowering material to Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach who described it in 1862 under the name Stauritis violacea. In the same year Teijsmann and Binnedijk in Bogor also described their plant as Phalaenopsis violacea.
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