365 days of orchids – day 223 – Phalaenopsis mariae

This species is native to the Philippines and Borneo where it grows as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte. During the summer it produces pendulous flower spikes which bear a few heavily spotted flowers. The flowers carry a slight fragrance which is most present during the warmest part of the day. Phalaenosis mariae is very closely related to another species P. bastanii, which is most notably different by its slightly smaller flowers and upright flower spikes.









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  1. Simon Pugh-Jones says:

    Thanks for posting Jacob. How many Phalenopsis species feature in the blog now?

    • Jacob Coles says:

      I think it comes to ten so far. I have at least one more at home that should feature soon.