Phalaenopsis celebensis Sweet 1980SUBGENUS Phalaenopsis SECTION Stauroglottis [Schauer] Benth 1881 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another Flower and Angle Photo courtesy of Peter Zerche and His Website

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Jean Claude George.


Common Name The Celebes Phalaenopsis

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3 cm]

Found in Sulawesi, as a miniature sized epiphyte with dark green, mottled with silver grey leaves that blooms in July and August on a lateral, arching then pendant, 16" [40 cm] long, purplish-green, racemose or paniculate, many flowered inflorescence with small bracts and successively opening flowers, starting at the base of the inflorescence and should have year-round waterings and full shade.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Phalaenopsis Sweet 1980 drawing/photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 drawing hmm; ; Orchid Digest Vol 55 No 2 1991 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture "P" Bakers 1991; 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;