Phalaenopsis sanderiana

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Phalaenopsis sanderiana
Phalaenopsis sanderiana 1.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Genus: Phalaenopsis
Subgenus: Stauroglottis
Species: P. sanderiana
Binomial name
Phalaenopsis sanderiana
Rchb.f
Synonyms
  • Phalaenopsis alcicornis Rchb.f.
  • Phalaenopsis amabilis var aphrodite subvar. sanderiana
  • Phalaenopsis aphrodite var sanderiana
  • Phalaenopsis amabilis var sanderiana

Phalaenopsis sanderiana is an orchid in the genus Phalaenopsis that is native to the Philippines. It was named in honour of M. Fredrick Sander.[1] It is a pendant growing epiphyte with epeliptic, rounded tip pedulous leaves. Inflorescence are showy of 15 to 20 on 32 inch long raceme.[2]

Varieties[edit]

  • Phalaenopsis sanderiana var. marmorata Rchb.f. Gard. Chron. n.s. 20:812. 1883.
  • Phalaenopsis sanderiana subvar. alba Veitch Man. Orchid. Pl. 7:35. 1891
  • Phalaenopsis sanderiana f. alba (Veitch) Christenson. Phalaenopsis: a monograph: 207. 2001

References[edit]

  1. ^ Flora Oder Botanische Zeitung v65:466. 1882
  2. ^ The Orchids of the Philippines J. Cootes 2001.

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