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moth orchid

Phalaenopsis sp.

Description:

An exquisite white variety of moth orchid (genus Phalaenopsis). The genus contains approximately 60 species. Phalaenopsis is one of the most popular orchids in the trade, through the development of many artificial hybrids. It is not known if this variety (partly) stems from a New Guinea native.

Habitat:

Growing as an ornamental in a garden in the equatorial tropics of northern New Guinea.

2 Species ID Suggestions

Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis blossom Phalaenopsis
ceherzog
ceherzog 8 years ago
Moth Orchid
Phalaenopsis hybrid


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7 Comments

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

Thanks Hemma

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

Thanks Ali for the suggestion of the genus and Ceherzog for the common name!

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

lovely......

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

Thanks Sandra!

SandraPereira
SandraPereira 8 years ago

Lovely !!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

Thanks J!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Beautiful, Scott!

Scott Frazier
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Scott Frazier

Indonesia

Spotted on Jan 8, 2013
Submitted on Mar 2, 2013

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