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I know it's a Phal, but...

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    Default I know it's a Phal, but...

    I was surfing the web today looking at probably thousands of images of orchids being sold online. Not to buy yet, but to bookmark for a later date. I came across a pic of a Phal named Vivian (I hope I remembered that right)
    It looked very much like my rescue, but when I pasted the two images side by side the petals are in a different formation. I don't want to post the image I found online, as I do not own it, but I will post my bloom here and maybe someone here could tell me?
    It was just being sold in a grocery store so I don't expect it to be very rare...

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    This is what my other two Phals blooms looked like when I got them last year, I do not know the name of them either...

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    Neither of these plants came with a 2nd name so I was just wondering if there is one or if it really even matters??

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    very pretty but there are so many that are grown for the "pot trade" that it will be impossible to ID

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    Hi Tammy, I am to new to tell you what they are but wanted to welcome you to the forum. There are many people here that may be able to answer any of your questions. There are many Phals that are NOID meaning they have no names that were given to them. They are usually mass produced and found at stores like the grocery or big box stores even some of the lawn and garden stores carry them. These types of Orchids are just as beautiful as the others in my eyes and need a loving home.

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    They just are No Name orchids. Still beautiful.

    I don't think I have ever bought a phal from the grocery store that was named. Other types, yes, but not phals.

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    Yes, very pretty NOIDs. I've found it quite rare to name a Phal, there are so many of them that are similar being mass produced and sold.

    I have found in the last few months that some stores are starting to sell Phals with names, it makes me happy, so I look there first when I am hoping to find a cool rescue. As I've hung out here, I've come to learn the names of some of my favorites and when I find one labeled with that name or with one I like as a parent, I'm a lot more likely to pick them up. It's esp helpful with rescues that may no longer be in bloom. Maybe the stores will come to realize that not everyone is buying a Phal as a disposable flower, but as a house plant to grow and rebloom.

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    Phal hybrids of this type are just too numerous and way too similar to ever identify, yet diverse within the same cross too. It isn't impossible that the 2 pictures could be seedlings from the same pod, or plants of similar breeding could look virtually identical but not even be closely related. Some are seedlings of unregistered hybrids, or clones of those seedlings, and often the wholesale grower even has no idea what they really are. All you can do is enjoy them as they are.

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    Thank you all so much for replying!!!! I am ok with NOID. They are beautiful to me!!!

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