Definition of Phalaenopsis amabilis
1. Noun. Orchid having large elliptic to obovate fleshy leaves and fragrant pink-and-white flowers dotted with red.
Group relationships: Genus Phalaenopsis, Phalaenopsis
Generic synonyms: Moth Orchid, Moth Plant
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Literary usage of Phalaenopsis amabilis
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1. Transactions by Massachusetts Horticultural Society (1913)
"Orchids were put up in good shape by William Thatcher, gardener for Mrs. JL Gardner. The group contained Cattleya Mossiae, phalaenopsis amabilis, ..."
2. Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society by Horticultural Society of London (1846)
"... especially two exceedingly handsome large-flowered varieties of Lycaste Skinneri, and a fine specimen of phalaenopsis amabilis. Knightian Medals : 1. ..."
3. Organography of Plants, Especially of the Archegoniata and Spermaphyta by Karl Goebel (1900)
"... Epidendrum nocturnum, and phalaenopsis amabilis. In the last-named plant those of its roots which are buried in the substratum are cylindric and radial, ..."
4. Transactions of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. by Massachusetts Horticultural Society, W.D. Ticknor & Co, James Englebert Teschemacher (1873)
"A desirable species from Mexico. phalaenopsis amabilis.—From Manilla, and very appropriately called the queen of orchids. ..."