Paraphalaenopsis laycockii (M.R. Hend.) A.D. Hawkes 1963

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Flower Closeup

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Another Color Form

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Common Name Laycock's Paraphalaenopsis [English Orchid Collector SE Asia 1900's]

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Rarely found in central and south Borneo in lowland and hill forest as a pendant, terete leafed, hot growing epiphyte with to 5, terete, grooved, pointed, dark green leaves that has an axillary, subcapitate, 2 to 15, densely flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute floral bracts and oddly fragrant, fleshy flowers occuring in the summer.

They are similar in cultural requirements to Phalaenopsis but differ in needing to be mounted or in baskets to accomodate the pendant growth habit.

Synonyms *Phalaenopsis laycocki M.R. Hend. 1935

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 1 1973 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 5 1979 photo fide; The Genus Phalaenopsis Sweet 1980 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 45 No 4 1981 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 47 No 1 1983 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 21 1165 - 1328 Brieger 1988 drawing/photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 11 1994 photo fide front cover; AOS Bulletin No 63 No 12 1994 as P laycockii var albaphoto fide; Orchids of Borneo Chan, Shim, Lamb & Wood 1994; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 10 1995 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 3 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 82 #9 2013 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #7 2019 photo fide;