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Thursday, 21 May 2015

FFF183 - PHALAENOPSIS

Phalaenopsis (Blume,1825), commonly known as the "Moth Orchid", is an orchid genus of approximately 60 species in the Orchidaceae family. Phalaenopsis is one of the most popular orchids in the trade, through the development of many artificial hybrids. The generic name means "moth-like" as the flowers of some species supposedly resemble moths in flight.

They are native throughout southeast Asia from the Himalayan mountains to the islands of Polillo, Palawan and Zamboanga del Norte in the island of Mindanao in the Philippines and northern Australia. Most are epiphytic shade plants; a few are lithophytes. In the wild, some species grow below the canopies of moist and humid lowland forests, protected against direct sunlight; others grow in seasonally dry or cool environments. The species have adapted individually to these three habitats.
If very healthy, a
Phalaenopsis plant can have up to ten or more leaves. The inflorescence, either a raceme or panicle, appears from the stem between the leaves. The orchids bloom in their full glory for several weeks. If kept in the home, the flowers may last two to three months.

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17 comments:

  1. Know this orchid in a solid color - so this is new to see it in more than one color - orchids come for me after roses - there's such an incredible variety:)

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  2. Such pretty colours in these flowers!

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  3. The shape of the flower is exquisite.

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  4. Oh! What a beautiful colored phal! I love them, but seem to always end up killing them :-( I don't know that I've ever seen one this lovely!

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  5. That's a lovely color for a Phalaenopsis hybrid.

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  6. Such a delightful color, dear Nick!
    I hope you'll enjoy your weekend ... greeting, Frauke

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  7. Dear Nick, what a amazing picture.
    I like the colour......verry pretty.
    Have a nice long weekend. Jen

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  8. Hello Nick,
    I love orchids and you show us a wonderful exemplare!
    Have a nice weekend,
    moni

    Thanks if you visit my blog
    http://www.reflexionblog.de

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  9. Hello Nick!
    What a beautiful Orchid. Very special colour.
    /Marika

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  10. Many thanks for your comment, Nick! You have once again nicely captured an amazing flower.
    Have a nice weekend,
    Annie

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  11. Your orchid is stunning. Just beautiful.

    Yael from HomeGardenDiggers blog

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  12. Love orchids! They are so pretty.

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  13. I did not know about their natural growing habits. That is very helpful. Thanks for the research you do, as well as your lovely photos.

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  14. Hi Nick, I am sorry for being late in visiting you and other bloggers. It has been a crazy week for me (Monday was Memorial Day in the U.S.). Orchids are one of my favorite flowers. I should try to figure out how to get them to rebloom.

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