Phalaenopsis modesta J.J. Sm.

Publication: Icon. Bogor. [Boerlage] 3: t. 218. 1906 [19 Jul 1906]


Section: Zebrinae / Glabrae


Distribution: Borneo.


Etymology: From Latin modestus: small. Reference to the plant and flower's size.


Synonyms: Polychilos modesta (J.J.Sm.) Shim, Malayan Nat. Journ. 36:25. 1982.


Varieties: Phalaenopsis modesta f. alba O.Gruss & Roeth, Orchidee 60:232. 2009.

Phalaenopsis modesta J.J.Sm. var. bella O.Gruss & Roellke. Orchidee 43(5):205 without type. 1992


Flowering:



Photos of Phalaenopsis modesta in culture:
Stanley Hendrawidjaja
Alain Brochart
Alain Brochart
Alain Brochart
Anne Perthus
Hou Tse Liu
Steve Mattana
Simon Liu
Libor Jankovsky
Alain Brochart
Alain Brochart
René Klinge
Alain Brochart
Thorsten Stute
Wolfgang Apel
Micael Liu
Micael Liu
Wolfgang Apel
Wolfgang Apel
Wolfgang Apel
Sascha Heikens
Martina & Paul Lippold
Martina & Paul Lippold
Christophe Bligny
Lanfu Wang
Micael Liu
Claudia Loning
Claudia Loning
Daniel Sjoström
Helmut Demel
Helmut Demel
Helmut Demel
Helmut Demel
Petra Pils
Petra Pils
Heike
Heike
Heike
Micael Liu
Micael Liu
Micael Liu
Micael Liu
Alba.Men
Alba.Men
Alba.Men
Cindy Charpentier & Benoît Biais
Helmut Demel
Helmut Demel
Helmut Demel
François Rion
François Rion
Alba.Men
Alba.Men
Alba.Men
Helmut Demel
Vincent Tan
Julia Lutsenko
Julia Lutsenko
Julia Lutsenko
Alba.Men
Peter Zerche
Peter Zerche
Ricci Zepmeusel
Phalaenopsis modesta

Alain Brochart
Wolfgang Appel
Wolfgang Apel
François Rion
Alba.Men
Alba.Men


Lip detail

Botanical or horticultural varieties:
Lanfu Wang
Hou Tse Liu
Hou Tse Liu
Lanfu Wang
Alba.Men
Alba.Men
Alba.Men
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Phalaenopsis modesta f. bella

Primary hybrids: You can view Phalaenopsis modesta primary hybrids by species from the graphic page or via the following alphabetical listing.
Hybrid Name Pod Pollen Registered by Year
Ambolantha amboinensis modesta Ayub S Parnata 1982
Belle Neuchâteloise schilleriana modesta Luc Vincent 2011
Borneo Belle bellina modesta Paul Lippold 2007
Fimod fimbriata modesta Luc Vincent 2016
Fizzbin tetraspis modesta Drew Goddard 2017
Gaetan fuscata modesta Luc Vincent 2016
High Society modesta javanica Annette Lurton (Jia-Ho Orch. Nurs.) 2011
Hiroshima Equmo equestris modesta Masao Kobayashi 1994
Hiroshima Sandesta sanderiana modesta Masao Kobayashi 1994
Horta mannii modesta Drew Goddard 2016
Jason Scott micholitzii modesta Mr/Mrs Greg & Irma Scott 1989
Jayamurni modesta cornu-cervi Atmo Kolopaking 1985
Lindemod lindenii modesta Luc Vincent 2004
Martell Rot modesta corningiana Martell Orchids 1984
Modestrana modesta sumatrana J. R. Gairns 2001
Myriam-Esther modesta pulcherrima Luc Vincent 1991
Paul Baudat modesta venosa Luc Vincent 1993
Petit coeur cochlearis modesta Luc Vincent 2008
Putrianda modesta amabilis Atmo Kolopaking 1989
Quatloos modesta pallens Drew Goddard 2017
San Shia Crystal violacea modesta Hou Tse Liu 1999
Shenandoah Anu bastianii modesta Brennan's 2010
Stumod stuartiana modesta Luc Vincent 2012
Triayu Maharani modesta lueddemanniana Atmo Kolopaking 1984

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