Plant Diversity ›› 2003, Vol. 25 ›› Issue (14): 1-3.

• Articles •    

Phalaenopsis malipoensis,a New Species of Orchidaceae from China

LIU ZhongJian,CHEN SingChi,RU ZhengZhong   

  1. Shenzhen City Wutongshan Nurseries,Shenzhen 518114,China;Laboratory of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany,
  • Online:2003-12-26 Published:2003-12-26

Abstract: Phalaenopsis malipoensis Z.J.Liu et S.C.Chen,a new species of Orchidaceae from southeastern Yunnan,is described and illustrated.This is a quite distinct species from those known from China and its adjacent regions.It shows a faint resemblance to Phalaenopsis gibbosa Sweet of Laos and Vietnam,but differs by having narrower petals,not zigzag rachis and a large callus on the midlobe of the lip which is deeply forked with each arm dividing into 2 filiformlinear antennae.

Key words: Phalaenopsis malipoense