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The Striped Flower Phalaenopsis

Phalaenopsis fasciata

Description:

Kind of rchid with tiger prints on its petal. Its flowers are about 2 inchers in diameter.

Habitat:

Tropical areas


1 species ID suggestions

2 Comments

Diadem
Diadem 5 years ago

Wow! I am the who should say thank you to you. I got this photo back in my mom's house orchid garden..Thanks for your help and inputs :)

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 5 years ago

Wonderful spotting, thank you! Hybrids of these 'Moth' Orchids are so common as houseplants in the UK now that it's quite hard to picture how they grow naturally. Great to see the second shot with the tangle of roots clinging to what looks like a rock face (?) The leaves on this plant look a little longer than in my experience of Phalaenopsis fasciata but the flowers seem to be a good match.
Is this actually growing in the wild Diadem, or naturalised in a garden?

Isulan, Sultan Kudarat, Philippines

Lat: 6.52, Long: 124.66

Spotted on Dec 26, 2011
Submitted on Jan 19, 2012

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