Phalaenopsis aphrodite Rchb.f.

Aphrodite Phalaenopsis

Family: Orchidaceae

Genus: Phalaenopsis

Category: Houseplant


Flowers white, sepals spread out. Lip has 3 lobes, much smaller than the sepals. Flower stem to 40" long Leaves fleshy and purplish below.

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Published in Hamburger Garten- Blumenzeitung 18: 35 in 1862.

Native to the Philippines and Taiwan.

Starting point for white hybrids along with Phalaenopsis amabilis.

Pictured in Dict. Icon. Orchid. Phalaenopsis #1 in 1898.


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