Phalaenopsis mannii Rchb.f 1871 is an epiphytic growing Asian orchid species, native to the Himalayas, India (Assam, Sikkim), Nepal, Bhutan, South China, Myanmar (formerly Burma) and Vietnam.
The orchid species is found at elevations from 500 to 1500 meters and prefers a shady habitat. Inflorescences of Phalaenopsis mannii can reach lengths up to about 45 cm and carry up to 70 long-lasting, fragrant flowers. Flowers get a size of about 4 cm. Flowering period: Spring. Phalaenopsis mannii orchids are protected by CITES Appendix II (trade controlled to avoid use incompatible with species survival). The tropical orchid requires a warm to hot, humid climate and bright light, but no full sun. Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach (1824-1889) named the tropical orchid in the year 1871 in honour to the German botanist Gustav Mann (1836-1916).
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