Phalaenopsis honghenensis F.Y. Liu 1991 SUBGENUS Parishinae SECTION Aphyllae Sweet

Photo by Rogier Van Vugt

Side View of Flower

Photo by Holger Perner

Another Flower

Photo by Eric Hunt, Plant grown by Marni Turkel, shown at the 2 Apr 2002 San Francisco Orchid Society Meeting

Common Name The Honghen Phalaenopsis - In China Hong He Hu Die Lan

Flower Size 1 3/8" [2.9 cm]

Found in Yunnan province of China at elevations of 2000 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with warty roots giving rise to a stem carrying 1 to 2, obliquely elliptic, acute, persistent sheathing base leaves that blooms in the spring on a racemose, 3" [7.7cm] long, simple, few [3 to 6] flowered inflorescence with ovate floral bracts and carrying strongly fragrant flowers

SynonymsDoritis honghenensis (F.Y.Liu) T.Yukawa & K.Kita 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Phalaenopsis A Monograph E A Christenson 2001 drawing ok/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 66 #4 2002 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #12 2010 photo fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Orchid Digest Vol 78 #4 2014 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 83 #4 2019 Photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #11 2019 photo fide;