~!Kingidium decumbens (Griff.) P.F. Hunt 1970 - See *Phalaenopsis deliciosa Rchb. f. 1854 or Phalaenopsis parishii Rchb. f. 1865 Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl


Flower Size to about 3/4" [to about 2 cm]

A mini Phalenopsis type plant, grows well mounted on cork or tree fern, cool to hot grower with short stems carrying a few, obovate-oblong, obtuse or subacute, narrowed to a sessile base leaves and are soft when dry, that blooms on an axillary, erect, racemose, to 8" [20 cm] long, often branching, many flowered inflorescence with the flowers facing all directions occuring at any time and more than once a year if well grown.

Synonyms *Aerides decumbens Griff 1851; Aerides latifolium Thwaites 1864; Biermannia decumbens (Griff.) T. Tang & F.T. Wang ex G. Merr. & Metcalf 1945; Doritis latifolia Benth. & Hook. f. 1889; Doritis wightii [Rchb.f]Benth. 1889; Kingiella decumbens [Griff]Rolfe 1917; Kingiella hebe (Rchb. f.) Rolfe 1917; Phalaenopsis decumbens [Griff]Holtman 1947; Phalaenopsis hebe Rchb.f 1862; Phalaenopsis wightii Rchb.f 1862; Polychilos decumbens (Griff.) Shim 1982