Monday, March 21, 2011


SUBGENUS Polychilos

SECTION Amboinenses Sweet 1968

Flower Size 2 to 3"

A small sized, hot growing, epiphytic species from Ambon Island, Sulawesi, Papua and New Guinea and Indonesia in low elevation, shady, humid forests with year round rainfall with to 4, elliptic to oblong-elliptic or oblanceolate leaves that blooms on a lateral, arching, 18" [45 cm] long, racemose or paniculate many flowered inflorescence with small bracts and long-lasting flowers.

Synonyms Phalaenopsis hombronii Finet 1912; Phalaenopsis psilantha Schltr. 1911; Polychilos amboinensis (J.J. Sm.) Shim 1982

Phalaenopsis amboinensis var common

 Phalaenopsis amboinensis "Maluku"

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