Phalaenopsis difformis

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Phalaenopsis difformis


Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Epidendroideae
Tribus: Vandeae
Subtribus: Aeridinae
Genus: Phalaenopsis
Subgenus: Phalaenopsis subg. Ornithochilus

Species: Phalaenopsis difformis
Varietates: (2)
P. d. var. difformis – P. d. var. kinabaluensis


Phalaenopsis difformis (Wall. ex Lindl.) Kocyan & Schuit., Phytotaxa 161: 67 (2014).


  • Basionym
    • Aerides difformis Wall. ex Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 242 (1833).
  • Homotypic
    • Ornithochilus difformis (Wall. ex Lindl.) Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 4: 277 (1919).
    • Sarcochilus difformis (Wall. ex Lindl.) Tang & F.T.Wang, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 1: 92 (1951).
    • Trichoglottis diformis (Wall. ex Lindl.) Duc Huyen Duong & D.H.Duong in T.B.Nguyen (ed.), Fl. Taynguyen. Enum.: 206 (1984), no basionym ref.


Native distribution areas:
  • Asia-Temperate
    • China
      • China South-Central, China Southeast.
  • Asia-Tropical
    • Indian Subcontinent
      • Assam, East Himalaya, Nepal, West Himalaya.
    • Indo-China
      • Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam.
    • Malesia
      • Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatera.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


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