Phalaenopsis parishii Rchb. f. 1865 SUBGENUS Parishianae [Sweet] Christensen 2001 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Inflorescence Photo by Milan Vagner

Fragrant Full shade Hot Spring

Common Name Parish's Phalaenopsis [English Orchid Collector 1800's in Myanmar]

Flower Size under 3/4" [under 2 cm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas, Assam India, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam on moss covered trees overhanging streams at lower elevations to 500 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with elliptic to obovate, fleshy, pendant, leaves and blooms in the spring on an arching, 2 to 4 3/4" [5 to 14 cm] long, lightly fractiflex, racemose or rarely paniculate, few to several, densely 5 to 6 flowered inflorescence with small floral bracts and carrying simultaneously opening, lily of the valley scented,flowers.

Synonyms Aerides decumbens Griff 1851; Doritis parishii (Rchb.f.) T.Yukawa & K.Kita 2005; Grafia parishii [Rchb.f] Hawkes 1966; Polychilos parishii (Rchb. f.) Shim 1982

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Refugium Botanicum Reichenbach 1869 drawing fide; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 5 1973 drawing fide; Indian Orchids A Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 7 1979 photo; The Genus Phalaenopsis Sweet 1980 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture "P" Bakers 1991; Phalaenopsis, A Monograph EA Christenson 2001; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1868 drawing fide; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95 as Aerides decumbens; Schlechteriana Vol 2 No 4 1991; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; Phalaenopsis, A Monograph EA Christenson 2001 drawing/photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide

Phalaenopsis parishii Rchb. f. 1865 f nivea Photo by Wesley Chen

A white color form of the previous species.

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