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  Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi (Breda) Blume & Rchb.f.
  Family Name : Orchidaceae

  Common Names : Deer Antlered Phalaenopsis

 
Deer Antlered Phalaenopsis
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Monocotyledon)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Epiphyte, Lithophyte
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Perennial
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Autotrophic
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Nicobar Island, Borneo, Jawa, Malaya, Philippines, Sumatera and Bangladesh. 
      Native Habitat :
      Terrestrial (Primary Rainforest; Riverine)
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Tropical
      Local Conservation Status :
      Native to Singapore (Presumed Nationally Extinct (NE))
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: A large, robust orchid. 
      Foliage: The simple leaves are oblong-lanceolate to obtuse in shape. 
      Stems: The short stem is covered by imbricating leaf bases. 
      Flowers: The flower inflorescence has a flattened rachis and produces long-lasting flowers over a period of time. Each rachis has 7 - 12 flowers which are arranged in two rows, fragrant and long lasting. There are several colour forms that occur in nature. They range from dark cinnamon-red (either banded or blotched), to yellow and pale green.
      Habitat :
      It can be found in bright areas in riverine and swamp forests from sea level to an altitude of 500m. 
      Etymology :
      The genus Phalaenopsis means moth-like, which refers to the flower form.
      The specific epithet cornu-cervi means shaped like a deer's horn, cornu-cerva.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      None
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers
      Landscape Uses :
      Small Gardens
      Thematic Landscaping :
      Naturalistic Garden
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Semi-Shade
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
      Propagation Method :
      Seed
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Evergreen
      Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
      Thick
      Prominent Young Flush Colour(s) :
      Green
      Young Flush Texture(s) :
      Thick
      Foliar Type :
      Simple / Unifoliate
      Foliar Arrangement Along Stem :
      Alternate
      Foliar Shape(s) :
      Non-Palm Foliage
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower & Plant Sexuality :
      Bisexual Flowers
      Flower Colour(s) :
      Red, White, Yellow / Golden, Patterned
      Flower Grouping :
      Cluster / Inflorescence
      Flower Location :
      Axillary
      Flower Symmetry :
      Bilateral
      Inflorescence Type :
      Raceme
      Flowering Period :
      Free-Flowering
      Flowering Habit :
      Polycarpic

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