Phalaenopsis chibae T.Yukawa 1996

SUBGENUS Phalaenopsis SECTION Deliciosae E. A. Christ 1986

Side View Of Flower Photo courtesy of Dustin Dorton

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Zainal Abidin Othman


Common Name Chiba's Phalaenopsis [Japanese Discoverer of Species]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.2 cm]

Found in Vietnam at elevations of 400 to 600 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with elliptic to obovate, obliquely emarginate, lightly suffused with purple leaves that blooms on an erect, racemose, dull purple, to 4" [11 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with to 13 simultaneoulsy opening flowers.

Synonyms Doritis chibae (T.Yukawa) T.Yukawa & K.Kita 2005; Kingidium chibae [Yukawa] Gruss & Rolke 1997

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Phalaenopsis, A Monograph EA Christenson 2001 drawing/photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 as Kingidium chibae; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;