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Paraphalaenopsis sp., Paraphalaenopsis, Rat-tailed Phalaenopsis

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Paraphalaenopsis sp.

Paraphalaenopsis, Rat-tailed Phalaenopsis
Family: Orchidaceae
Origin: Borneo
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeEpiphytePink flowersWhite/off-white flowersUnusual colorYellow/orange flowers

The genus Paraphalaenopsis consisting of 4 species endemic to Borneo and one natural (unconfirmed) hybrid, Paraphalaenopsis × thorntonii (P. denevei × P. serpentilingua).

They are morphologically similar to Phalaenopsis and were a long time considered as species of that genus. The distinguishing feature of this small genus is the terete, cylindrical leaves which lead to the genus becoming popularly known as the 'rat-tailed' phalaenopsis.

Best in baskets or mounted since plants tend to become pendent with age.



Paraphalaenopsis sp., Paraphalaenopsis, Rat-tailed Phalaenopsis

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Paraphalaenopsis laycockii
Paraphalaenopsis sp., Paraphalaenopsis, Rat-tailed Phalaenopsis

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Link to this plant:
https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/paraphalaenopsis_sp.htm