Phalaenopsis lindenii Loher 1895 SUBGENUS Phalaenopsis SECTION Stauroglottis [Schauer] Benth 1881 Photo by Nik Fahmi and Vortex Orchids

Inflorescence Photo by Eric Hunt


Common Name Linden's Phalaenopsis [Belgian Orchid Collector 1800's]

Flower Size 1 to 1 1/2" [2.5 to 3.75 cm]

Found only in the Philippines at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters as a smaller sized, cool, pendant growing epiphytic species with a very short stem enveloped by imbricating leaf bases carrying oblong-lanceolate to oblong-oblanceolate, acute or obtuse and unequally bilobed apically, dark green mottled with silver-white leaves that blooms in the spring through fall on a lateral, slender, racemose or rarely paniculate, flexuose rachis, densely many [30 to 40] flowered inflorescence that has with small bracts and simultaneously opening, delicate flowers.

This is the coolest growing species of the genus and is used to add candy stripes in hybrid lines.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 1 1966 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 #4 1969 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 34 #6 1970 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 36 No 6 1972 photo fide; The Genus Phalaenopsis Sweet 1980 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 45 No 2 1981 photo fide; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 2 Quisumbing 1981; Orchid Digest Vol 46 No 1 1982 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 46 No 6 1982 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 47 No 1 1983 photo fide; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 55 No 2 1991 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture "P" Bakers 1991; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 62 #3 1998 photo fide; Phalaenopsis, A Monograph EA Christenson 2001 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 as P lindenii var alba photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 66 #4 2002 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 1 2003 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 2 2004 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 4 2005 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 5 2007 photo; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;