Phalaenopsis parishii Rchb.f. 1865


Phalaenopsis parishii Rchb.f. 1865 is an epiphytic growing, miniature orchid species native to India (Assam, Sikkim), Bhutan, Myanmar (formerly Burma),
Thailand, Laos and Vietnam.

While Phalaenopsis orchids are well known for their big flowered hybrids, flowers of Phalaenopsis species orchids, like Phalaenopsis parishii, are mostly quite small. Phalaenopsis parishii was named by the German botanist Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach in honour to Charles Samuel Pollock Parish, an orchid collector and important supporter of the Orchidaceae (Orchids) science, who discovered Phalaenopsis parishii in the year 1864 and was sending the plant to Kew garden. Flowers get a size of about 2-3 cm in diameter. Flowering period: March - May. Phalaenopsis parishii orchids are protected by CITES Appendix II (trade controlled to avoid use incompatible with species survival). The tropical orchid requires warm temperatures and a location in partial shade. Plants should be kept humid, but not wet.

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Image: Phalaenopsis parishii Rchb.f. 1865, Flower Macro
Photographer: Kitisak “Nat” Jaidee

© Orchids
Image: Phalaenopsis parishii Rchb.f. 1865
Photographer: Kitisak “Nat” Jaidee

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