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This is a discussion on new babies! within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; All of the phals and the beallara will love s/h. I have a few catts ...

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    All of the phals and the beallara will love s/h.

    I have a few catts in s/h...but I don't know why..I'm just hesitant to try catt species in s/h..but your aurantica may like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piper View Post
    According to Christensen,

    "Several horticultural varieties [of Phalaenopsis schilleriana] have been recognized in the past. Varieties purpurea and splendens, however, merely represent surperior clones with darker color and larger flowers. I see no reason to formally maintain them as distinct varieties of the species. Sweet also distinguished var. splendens on the basis of the leaf markings which consist of 'parallel oblong meshes.' Patterning of the leaves in P. schilleriana is extremely variable, both between populations and within the progeny of a single seed capsule. The particular pattern seen on the neotype illustration of var. splendens is not useful as a taxonomic character."

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    Thanks McJulie It really helped explain all my questions. These variants are really named for horticultural purposes then, not scientific.

    I like the attractive tiger stripes schilleriana have and I'll have to get another one just for that. I'll buy it in person rather than online

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    Those were good questions - it was as if his book knew exactly what you'd asked!

    There is one variation that he does feel deserves formal recognition:
    P. schilleriana f. immaculata. But that's the only one.

    McJulie

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    Quote Originally Posted by smartie2000 View Post
    I noticed that all of the var. purpurea have different leaves than the regular schilleriana
    Dohhh! why did you have to mention that? now i have to go and get a regular schilleriana also...

    good questions btw.

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    well... your phal schilleriana var. purpurea has a nice well defined dotted pattern which I like.
    My phal schilleriana var. purpurea has random blotches of white over the leaf that looks like someone spilled milk all over my plant, Lol. My plant is hideous but I hope the blooms will be superb when they come. I'm jealous.

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