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Phal amabilis, aphrodite, philippinensis or intermedia???

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    Default Phal amabilis, aphrodite, philippinensis or intermedia???

    This question was raised, in my own mind at least, in Garlands posts about his Phal amabilis.

    How do you differentiate these species? I've found pictures of P aphrodite with round petals similar to amabilis, the same with amabilis, small petals similar to aphrodite. The more I look at pictures of these on the internet, the more confused I become. And how about philippinensis, how to do you recognise it from the other two?

    Anyone wants to help a curious person like me? Thanks a bunch.

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    Hi Tanya,

    Here's what Fessel & Balzer says on "Native Philippine Orchids":-

    Phalaenopsis x intermedia - a natural hybrid between P. aphrodite and P. equestris. Size and form is intermediate between the two species.

    Phalaenopsis amabilis vs Phalaenopsis aphrodite - The former is distinguishable by its narrower apical art of the lip and the green underside of the leaves.

    Well, there's one version of the differences... does anyone grow these two to confirm?

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    I've never grown these, but I'll bet Jumpluff has. If he sees this post he might be able to help.

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    Tim, thanks for the info.

    So far, Jumpluff remained quite....

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    sorry of i haven't seen this thread..

    actually, x intermedia have a reddich lip


    and philippinensis...similar to schilleriana, and leaves also, dotted.
    the big yellow marks on lip-lobe is the difference between philippinensis and schilleriana.



    and aphrodite..and amabilis..

    1. aphrodite (from Palawan??I forgot..)



    2. amabilis(from Sabah)



    3. amabilis (from New Guinea)



    the aphrodite's midlobe is even more bigger than amabilis
    the thing...(I forgot the specific name of it..only know the chinese name= =) on midlobe ..of aphrodite, that thing is crown-shape, but amabilis is V-U-shape.
    the flower of aphrodite is smaller.
    the flower stem of amabilis is red-purple but aphrodite's is green.


    I've forgot some of the differents, or i dunno how to say in english= =sorry

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    Well Done Jumpfluff So much easier to compare with the pics. Thank you very much!

    Cheers
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    Thank you very much, jumpluff. Like Tim said, well done with the pics and simple use of words making it very easy to make the comparison.

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    There's no need to apologise for not knowing the english word for that thing in midlobe, I don't know it myself . Had you used the proper word, there is a chance that I might not know which part of the flower you were referring to.

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    Unfortunately, the site you pm=ed me doesn't include the information of
    Phal. malipoensis, petelotii, robinsonii, mysorensis...and how to divide the amabilis' form...
    actually, the amabilis from different places have different flowers..like amabilis from Sabah, Sulawesi and Papua New Guinea have fragrance but another not..the lip shape are similar but not same..

    But the good news is this site added Phal. speciosa =) my favourite~~

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