This species occurs in Queensland and many Phalaenopsis seen commercially
in Australia are hybrids of it.
It has thick fleshy roots, and an often drooping stem.
Each stem has 3-5 broad dark green, leathery leaves up to 50 cm long and
Axillary inflorescences, sometimnes branched, are erect or slightly drooping
and range from a few cms to 1m long.
Each can have a few or dozens of white flowers.
Native plants have flowers in a range of sizes and perianth and lip shapes.
The lateral sepals are ovate with a pointed tip while the dorsal is elliptic with a blunt tip.
The rounded lateral petals have a narrow base.
The lip has three lobes with the lateral lobes being rounded.
The middle lobe can be long or short, narrow or wide and has 2 long, curling tendrils.
Sepals and lateral petals are pure white while the yellowish-white lip has red
spots and lines at the base.