Miniature Orchid Kingidium deliciosum Phalaenopsis deliciosa


The miniature orchid Kingidium deliciosum (Rchb.f) H.R. Sweet 1970 has first been classified in the year 1854 by Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach as Phalaenopsis deliciosa.

In 1970 the American botanist Herman Royden Sweet (1909 - 1992) renamed the small orchid as Kingidium deliciosum. The epiphytic growing miniature orchid is endemic to the Himalayas, India (Assam, Sikkim), Myanmar (formerly Burma), Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Flowers can reach a size of about 1,5 cm in diameter, our flower has a size of just 0,8 cm. Flowering period: May - June. Inflorescences reach lengths up to about 20 cm and carry up to 5 flowers. Kingidium deliciosum (Phalaenopsis deliciosa) orchids are protected by CITES Appendix II (trade controlled to avoid use incompatible with species survival). The tropical miniature orchid requires cool – warm temperatures and a shady location. Plants should be kept humid, but not wet.

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Image: Kingidium deliciosum (Rchb.f) H.R. Sweet 1970,
Phalaenopsis deliciosa Rchb.f 1854
Photographer: Kitisak “Nat” Jaidee

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