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8. Phalaenopsis lobbii (H. G. Reichenbach) H. R. Sweet, Gen. Phalaenopsis. 53. 1980.

罗氏蝴蝶兰 luo shi hu die lan

Phalaenopsis parishii H. G. Reichenbach var. lobbii H. G. Reichenbach, Refug. Bot. (Saunders) 2: ad t. 85. 1869; Doritis lobbii (H. G. Reichenbach) T. Yukawa & K. Kita; Polychilos lobbii (H. G. Reichenbach) Shim.

Roots copious, flattened. Stems clustered, abbreviated, branching basally. Leaves 2-4, subbasal, broadly elliptic, 5-8 × 3.5-4 cm, obliquely bilobed. Inflorescences erect racemes, 5-10 cm, 2-4-flowered; floral bracts minute, elliptic, obtuse. Flowers white, swollen base of column with a few irregularly distributed brown spots, with a regular pair of darker brown spots below apices of swellings, leading edges of lateral lobes of lip brown spotted, mid-lobe white with 2 broad, longitudinal chestnut-brown stripes; pedicel and ovary to 1.5 cm. Dorsal sepal oblong-elliptic, concave, to 10 × 5 mm, obtuse; lateral sepals somewhat reflexed, obliquely ovate to suborbicular, to 8 × 7 mm, obtuse-rounded, adnate to column foot. Petals obovate-subspatulate, to 8 × 4 mm, obtuse-rounded; lip 3-lobed; lateral lobes erect, falcate, parallel to middle and then diverging and forming a U-shaped structure, to 3 × 1 mm, acute; mid-lobe reniform, to 6 × 10 mm, concave with lateral margins shallowly incurved, rounded-obtuse; basal callus of 4 filiform appendages superposed over a semicircular, ± reniform callus with minutely irregularly subdenticulate margins. Column to 5 mm, somewhat arcuate. Fl. Mar-May.

Epiphytic on tree trunks in open forests; below 600 m. SE Yunnan (Malipo) [Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Vietnam].

A recent record of Phalaenopsis lobbii from Lincang, Yunnan (Q. Liu et al., Acta Phytotax. Sin. 45: 855-856. 2007), refers in fact to P. malipoensis.


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