ORCHIDACEAE Fortnight: Unknown species : Attachments (1). 4 posts by 4 authors.

Unknown species 

Department of Botany garden, Shivaji University, Kolhapur 

Epiphytic herb, pictured during Jan to Feb 2009

Wonderful…. Phalaenopsis deliciosaNOT A HYBRID…. 🙂

Phalaenopsis deliciosa Rchb.f., Bonplandia (Hannover) 2: 93 (1854).
Kingidium deliciosum (Rchb.f.) H.R.Sweet, Amer. Orchid Soc. Bull. 39:1095 (1970).
Doritis deliciosa (Rchb.f.) T.Yukawa & K.Kita, Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 56: 156 (2005).
Kingidium deliciosum f. album O.Gruss, Orchidee (Hamburg) 57: 69 (2006).
Phalaenopsis deliciosa f. alba (O.Gruss) Christenson, Richardiana 8: 29 (2008).
Distribution: Indian Subcontinent to China (S. Yunnan) and Malesia

Thanks for beautiful picture … every synonym has delicios.. as epithet, is any part of this edible??

Delicious to eyes…..

It is my pleasure to present few images of Phalaenopsis deliciosa (Orchidaceae

Ref-1: http://florakarnataka.ces.iisc.ernet.in/hjcb2/herbsheet.php?id=3112&cat=1

Ref-2: /species/m—z/o/orchidaceae/phalaenopsis/phalaenopsis-deliciosa

Ref-3: http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/search?q=Phalaenopsis+deliciosa

Ref-4: https://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/Phalaenopsis_deliciosa 

Habit: Herb 

Habitat: Epiphytic, on a tree by a roadside in a semi-evergreen surrounds. 

Sighting: Sakaleshpur, Karnataka, about 1000 msl 

Date: 24-08-2016

Yes Phalaenopsis deliciosa. Thanks a lot for sharing this beautiful pics.

Presenting few images of Phalaenopsis deliciosa (Orchidaceae 



Sighting:Near Sakaleshpur,Karnataka,about 1000 msl 


Very nice and may be one of the smallest Phalaenopsis and also one of the most widespread. We found this in Laos in wild. I imagine why it is called deliciosa!!

MS .,2018/01 Phalaenopsis sp. for ID : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)

Location : Lungkulh, Mizoram

Date : 02-08-2018
Habit : Epiphytic herb
Habitat : Wild

This is Phalaenopsis deliciosa.

Thanks a lot for sharing.

Phalaenopsis deliciosa: 3 high res. images.
Phalaenopsis deliciosa
Behali Reserve Forest, Biswanath, Assam, India


90 ID wild plant Orchid: 30 images.

Please ID wild Orchid,
Location: near Reserve Forest, Chathamattom, Ernakulam District, (Kochi) Kerala PIN:686671
Flower date: 02.06.2021,
Altitude: 1400fsl
Habitat: wild, moisture, other tree
Plant habit: slight obliqued, hard stem, rooted on woody stem of a tree in a height of 7 feet, long lasting
Height: 07cm
Leaves: 04 nos., alternate, oval, oblong, juicy, flat, soft, size:9×4, 1.5mm thickness
Flower: diameter:11mm, white and violet, non fragrant
Fruit: rigid beans, green into black, size:3×.5cm, not edible
Camera: mobile LG K10 2017 13mp +macro lens

Flower date: 02.06.2021, 11.35am, sharing more images.

Phalaenopsis deliciosa Rchb.f. !

Yes, it is …, thanking you.

Thanks, …, for id as Phalaenopsis deliciosa

Very pretty and very widespread. Phalaenopsis deliciosa.


References: The Plant List  

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