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Help me ID this Phal...

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    Default Help me ID this Phal...

    Hi... I'm new to phals and this is my first one... It had 3 other branches growing from the main... The main had around 10 flowers and the others had 5... I just wonder why!... I bought it from a reputable florist (Iran... Where I live)... Many flowers withered due to environmental stress but I have 7 of'em alive now... This plant has matte leaves with many darker spots... 4 healthy leaves and 2 fading...

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    these are grown in the likes of Thailand by the thousand and exported just as they are beginning to spike.They are breed solely for the flowering pot plant trade and dont have a name with them.In Thailand where they are grown they will flower about 10months out of flask.
    To ID one of the sold by a florist or as they call them in the USA 'big box stores,is virtually impossible.

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    Yes maybe but this florist in Iran does the whole propagation stuff... I've seen the lab/greenhouse (I study in Tehran's university of agriculture (B.s in Plant protection)... Its the biggest orchid site in Iran...

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    If you do come up with a name, do share it with us. I have one exact same phal which I call Pink Polka.

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    I call the shop where I bought the plant. Often if they've grown them from flask, they'll know the name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cjcorner View Post
    I call the shop where I bought the plant. Often if they've grown them from flask, they'll know the name.
    Connie
    Good idea. Also check to see if there is a number or any printing on the pot. Sometimes the pots are stamped with an identification.

    Good luck!

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    Thanks for all the info guys... ...

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    I posted a reply to another thread, NOID plum phal, that has a "similar" looking flower to yours...check it out.

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