Phalaenopsis fasciata Rchb.f 1882 SUBGENUS Polychilos SECTION Amboinenses Sweet 1968 Photo by Ray Barkalow and his First Rays Orchid Website


Common Name The Striped Flower Phalaenopsis

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

This species is a small sized, hot growing, epiphytic native of the Philippines with short stems enveloped by several imbricating persistent leaf bearing sheaths carrying distichous, elliptic, obovate-elliptic or obovate, obtuse or rounded apically leaves that are dorsally keeled that blooms from summer through autumn on a lateral, suberect to arcuate, racemose, zigzag, 10" [25 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence that is longer than the leaves and has small, triangular, acute bracts. The long-lasting flowers are fleshy, waxy and fragrant. The inflorescence can produce new flowers for years so remove them only if the are dead.

Synonyms Phalaenopsis fasciata f. flava Valmayor & D.Tiu in H.L.Valmayor 1984; Polychilos fasciata (Rchb. f.) Shim 1982;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 1 1969 drawing; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 1 1973 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 3 1973 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 38 no 4 1974 photo fide; The Genus Phalaenopsis Sweet 1980 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 10 1980 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 3 1984 photo as P boxallii; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988; Orchid Species Culture "P" Bakers 1991; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; Phalaenopsis, A Monograph EA Christenson 2001 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 2 2004 photo; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 8 2008 photo; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide;

Phalaenopsis fasciata f. flava Valmayor & D.Tiu 1984 Photo by J A Fowlie & John Miller

A yellow variety of the type occuring in the Philippines

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 38 no 4 1974 photo fide;