Phalaenopsis amboinensis J.J.Smith 1911 SUBGENUS Phalaenopsis SECTION Polychilos [Breda] Rchb.f

Photo by Lourens Grobler.

Plant and Flower

Photo by Nik Fahmi

What was considered to be P psilantha

Photo by Charles Marden Fitch

LATEand EARLY

Common Name The Amboin Island Phalaenopsis

Flower Size 2 to 3"

Found in Ambon Island, Sulawesi, Papua and New Guinea and Indonesia in low elevation, shady, humid forests with year round rainfall at elevations around 80 meters as a small sized, hot growing, epiphytic species from with to 4, elliptic to oblong-elliptic or oblanceolate leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a lateral, arching, 18" [45 cm] long, racemose or paniculate many flowered inflorescence with small bracts carrying long-lasting, musk scented flowers.

Synonyms Phalaenopsis amboinensis f. flavida (Christenson) O.Gruss & M.Wolff 2007; Phalaenopsis amboinensis var. flavida Christenson 2001; Phalaenopsis hombronii Finet 1912; Phalaenopsis psilantha Schltr. 1911; Polychilos amboinensis (J.J. Sm.) Shim 1982

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 1 1966; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 #4 1969 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 #10 1969 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 36 No 3 1972 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 1 1973 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 #3 1980 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 #3 1980 as P psilanthaphoto fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 # 5 1980 photo fide;The Genus Phalaenopsis Sweet 1980 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 1 1983 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 47 No 4 1983 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 47 No 6 1983 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 3 1984 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 4 1985 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 1985 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 49 No 5 1985 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 51 No 3 1987 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 57 No 2 1988 photo photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 57 No 1 1993 photo/drawing fide; Phalaenopsis, A Monograph EA Christenson 2001 drawing/photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Orchid Digest Vol 66 #4 2002 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 2 2004 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 8 2008 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 77 #4 2013 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #6 2015 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #9 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #2 2019 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #8 2019 photo fide;

Phalenopsis amboinensis var alba Photo By S Manning and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria WebPage.

Phalaenopsis amboinensis var. flavida Christenson 2001 Photo By Thierry BONHOMME

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Phalaenopsis, A Monograph EA Christenson 2001 photo fide;

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