象鼻兰 Phalaenopsis zhejiangensis

  • Scientific Name: Phalaenopsis zhejiangensis (Z.H.Tsi) Schuit.
  • Ref: Renziana 2:50. 2012
  • Synonyms: Doritis zhejiangensis (Z.H.Tsi) T.Yukawa & K.Kita; Nothodoritis zhejiangensis Z.H.Tsi
  • Chinese Common Name: 象鼻兰 xiàngbí∙lán, 浙江蝴蝶兰 Zhèjiāng húdié∙lán
  • Family: Orchidaceae
  • Genus: Phalaenopsis
  • Distribution: Epiphytic on tree branches in forests or at forest margins; 300-900 m. E and N Zhejiang.
  • Photo: 06/06/2015, Zhejiang
Plants pendulous. Stems ca. 3 mm. Roots borne from base of stem, many, slightly compressed, 1.2-1.5 mm in diam. Leaves 1-3; leaf blade abaxially or margin often with dense fine dark purple spots, obovate or obovate-oblong, 2-6.8 × 1.2-2.1 cm, thinly textured, obtuse or slightly hooked. Peduncle pale green, 3-5 cm, ca. 1 mm in diam.; rachis 5-8 cm, 8-19-flowered; floral bracts yellowish green, narrowly lanceolate, 2-3 mm. Flowers white, with purple transverse bands on sepals and petals, and purple markings on lip, column yellow, rostellum whitish above, purplish below; pedicel and ovary ca. 1 cm, slender. Dorsal sepal ovate-elliptic, ca. 6 × 3 mm, concave, base slightly contracted, apex obtuse; lateral sepals oblique, broadly obovate, ca. 6 × 6 mm, base shortly clawed, apex obliquely truncate. Petals oblanceolate, ca. 5 × 2.5 mm, clawed at base, apex obtuse; lip 3-lobed; lateral lobes comprised of erect upper parts ca. 1.5 mm and a sulcus ca. 7 mm; mid-lobe ca. 8 × 1.2 mm, saccate at base, apex slightly recurved; sac ± subglobose, ca. 2 mm; appendage erect, ca. 2.5 × 1.2 mm. Column ca. 5 × 1.2 mm, near base with an appendage ca. 1.2 mm; rostellum spreading, ca. 5.5 mm, narrow, apex hooked and slightly bilobed; stipe ca. 5.5 × 0.5 mm; viscidium ca. 0.7 mm wide, subrounded. Capsule ellipsoid, ca. 8 × 4 mm. Fl. Jun, fr. Jul-Aug. (Flora of China)

06/06/2015, Zhejiang

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