Skip navigation.
Home

Phalaenopsis pulcherrima

Phalaenopsis pulcherrima

Homotypic Synonyms:
* Doritis pulcherrima Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 178 (1833).

Heterotypic Synonyms:

Phalaenopsis esmeralda Rchb.f., Gard. Chron., n.s., 2: 582 (1874).
Phalaenopsis esmeralda var. albiflora Rchb.f., Otia Bot. Hamburg.: 35 (1877).
Phalaenopsis antennifera Rchb.f., Gard. Chron., n.s., 11: 398 (1879).
Phalaenopsis esmeralda var. punctulata Cogn., Chron. Orchid. 2(1): 2 (1904).
Doritis pulcherrima var. caerulea Fowlie, Orchid Digest 33: 241 (1969).
Doritis pulcherrima f. alba O.Gruss & Roeth, Orchidee (Hamburg) 50: 671 (1999).
Doritis pulcherrima f. albiflora (Rchb.f.) Roeth & O.Gruss, Orchidee (Hamburg) 50: 671 (1999).
Doritis pulcherrima f. caerulea (Fowlie) O.Gruss & Roeth, Orchidee (Hamburg) 50: 671 (1999).
Phalaenopsis pulcherrima f. alba (O.Gruss & Roeth) Christenson, Phalaenopsis: 232 (2001).
Phalaenopsis pulcherrima f. albiflora (Rchb.f.) Christenson, Phalaenopsis: 233 (2001).
Phalaenopsis pulcherrima f. caerulea (Fowlie) Christenson, Phalaenopsis: 233 (2001).
Doritis pulcherrima var. laotica O.Gruss, Orchidee (Hamburg) 60: 440 (2009).

Phalaenopsis pulcherrima

Vote Result

++++++++--
Score: 8.8, Votes: 6

Title

Daniel,
Another great image, as far as I know you need to drop the "Alba" out of the Title, the rest looks good to me.

Warren

Thank you for your comment

Thank you for your comment Warren, I made the correction.

thank you both

thank you both for the way you sorted this out.

The reason for the change is clear from the information you have provided in the post itself.

Not that I needed to but for the sake of clarity I did a search of Phalaenopsis pulcherrima var alba on the monocot list and found:-

#################################
4 records retrieved
Click on any name to see a detailed overview.
Names in bold indicate accepted names, plain list indicates non accepted names.
Phalaenopsis pulcherrima (Lindl.) J.J.Sm., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 32: 366 (1933).
Phalaenopsis pulcherrima f. alba (O.Gruss & Roeth) Christenson, Phalaenopsis: 232 (2001).
Phalaenopsis pulcherrima f. albiflora (Rchb.f.) Christenson, Phalaenopsis: 233 (2001).
Phalaenopsis pulcherrima f. caerulea (Fowlie) Christenson, Phalaenopsis: 233 (2001).

#################################

So...there is no accepted var. alba
Therefore following our site conventions we do not allow the var. alba in the 'title'.

You are however welcome to add the var. alba within the body. Thats for you as the person who posted this wonderfully put together post to decide Daniel.

site admin

Regards wellsy