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Phal with "ears"

This is a discussion on Phal with "ears" within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I have never seen this feature on a phal before - each of the petals ...

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    Default Phal with "ears"

    I have never seen this feature on a phal before - each of the petals have a toothed growth on them. I am sure somebody here has seen this and can clue me in.
    (I swore I wouldn't buy another NOID, but she was just to different to pass up)

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    I know nothing. But I LOVE those flowers!

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    Default You;ve got a Peloric Phal

    It's a mutation that occurs sometimes when plants are bred. I happen to like the difference. Some people don't. But peloric phals that have been cloned to make sure all the offspring are peloric are very popular and can command a high price...

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    Very Cool, I like it and also WANT ONE !!
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    So, basically, a peloric orchid is one with an abnormality of any kind. That's interesting. I can see where purists might get peeved on the subject, but I think it's kind of interesting.
    Thanks Diane!

    Do you think it will stay this way? Or will it be normal next time it flowers?

    Sarah

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    It should be the same the next flowering. I've had 2 peloric phals and the blossoms are always peloric, although some blooms less distorted than others....

    Here is a rather well known one called Cockleshell

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    I like it ! tis pretty and diffrent . Gin

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    So much color in that one - very nice!

    Does the evidence of peloric features weaken the plant in any way? Do you have to treat them different?

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    I haven't treated mine differently - I did lose one this year from rot, it was in 100% spagh... most of my phals are in small bark or bark - sphag mix.

    BTW - do you know where Boring is??

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    Boring - sure,on the way up Hwy.26 to the mtn. Isn't that an unfortunate name for a town?! (Somebody must have been having a bad day)

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