Phalaenopsis philippinensis

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Phalaenopsis philippinensis
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Flowers of Phal philippinensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Genus: Phalaenopsis
Subgenus: Phalaenopsis
Species: P. philippinensis
Binomial name
Phalaenopsis philippinensis
Golamco ex Fowlie & C.Z.Tang

Phalaenopsis philippinensis is an endemic species of orchid found from Luzon island in the Philippines.[1] It is a naturally occurring hybrid of Phalaenopsis schilleriana and Phalaenopsis aphrodite.



An epiphytic shade plant, the Phalaenopsis philippinensis is found in the wilderness in the dampness of the lower portions of the forest, protected from direct sunlight by the thick forest canopy. It grows on tree trunks with abundant moss from which its roots extract nutrients.[citation needed]


It is endemic to the Sierra Madre forest in Northeastern Luzon.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Phalaenopsis philippinensis". World Checklist of Orchidaceae. Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 15 March 2014. 

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