Phalaenopsis pulchra

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Phalaenopsis pulchra


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
Species: Phalaenopsis pulchra


Phalaenopsis pulchra (Rchb.f.) H.R.Sweet, Amer. Orchid Soc. Bull. 37: 1102. (1968)


  • Basionym
    • Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana var. pulchra Rchb.f., Gard. Chron., n.s., 4: 36 (1875)
  • Homotypic
    • Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana subvar. pulchra (Rchb.f.) A.H.Kent in H.J.Veitch, Man. Orchid. Pl. 7: 31 (1891)
    • Polychilos pulchra (Rchb.f.) Shim, Malayan Nat. J. 36: 26 (1982)
  • Heterotypic
    • Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana var. purpurea Ames & Quisumb., Philipp. J. Sci. 49: 494 (1932)
    • Phalaenopsis pulchra f. alba O.Gruss, Die Orchidee (Hamburg) 2(6)E: 4 (2016)


Native distribution areas:
  • Asia-Tropical
    • Malesia
      • Philippines.

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


Primary references[edit]

  • Sweet, H.R. 1968. American Orchid Society Bulletin 37: 1102.


Vernacular names[edit]

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