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Phreatia spec. native to Philippines

This is a discussion on Phreatia spec. native to Philippines within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; one more species from this beautiful country. Unfortunately I don't know the name....

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    Default Phreatia spec. native to Philippines

    one more species from this beautiful country. Unfortunately I don't know the name.
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    That should be Phreatia plantaginifolia, which was formerly known as P. secunda. See how the flowers try to face in one direction? That's what we call a 'secund' behavior, and is the source of the species name in P. secunda.

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    I was just confused, because the flowers of Phreatia secunda in the Jim book, are white and my plant shows a more greenish flowers. But so far I'm with you. Thanks.

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    This is actually a very widespread species, and as with many widespread living things, there are always variations. Nevertheless, most specimens I have seen have greenish flowers.

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    you are right. I have seen this species two times, first on Mindoro island and later on Samar island.

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    This is beautiful Mieczyslaw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. suarez View Post
    That should be Phreatia plantaginifolia, which was formerly known as P. secunda. See how the flowers try to face in one direction? That's what we call a 'secund' behavior, and is the source of the species name in P. secunda.
    Thanks Wally for the orchid identification! I appreciate you sharing your expertise in so many of the posts here in this community.

    Cheers,
    BD

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    yep, great info Wally, cheers!!!

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