That was phalaenopsis Sanderiana; rather purple than red, but certainly the flower so long sought.
The story of phalaenopsis Sanderiana is a striking instance.
The phalaenopsis, they said, abounded within a few hundred yards, and the Aerides was common enough.
The discovery of phalaenopsis Sanderiana was an interesting event; nor for botanists alone.
But after negotiation some of the men led Roebelin to see the phalaenopsis.
Messrs. Rollison had sent an agent to collect phalaenopsis there, who presently reported a scarlet species!
Further back in the mountains I came across some fine species of phalaenopsis.
This is important, as it explains all the astounding projections on the labellum of Oncidium, phalaenopsis, etc.
Under these remarkable circumstances some scores of phalaenopsis were thriving as I never saw them elsewhere.
The glimpse of that Aerides and the assurance of a red phalaenopsis made him impatient.