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Notes on the correct identity of Phalaenopsis arunachalensis (Orchidaceae)


The recently described species Phalaenopsis arunachalensis K. Gogoi & K. Rinya has been reduced to synonymy under Phalaenopsis braceana (Hook.f.) Christenson. The authors of P. arunachalensis have compared the taxon with the morphologically similar Phalaenopsis taenialis (Lindl.) Christenson & Pradhan but have not taken into account P. braceana to which the taxon is alike. The affinities of P. braceana and P. taenialis have been discussed.


Epiphyte, Heterotypic synonym, Morphology, Phalaenopsis braceana



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