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Amabilis vs. Aphrodite?

This is a discussion on Amabilis vs. Aphrodite? within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Well I need a sharp eye for this one. What do you think? Amabilis? Aphrodite? ...

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    Default Amabilis vs. Aphrodite?

    Well I need a sharp eye for this one. What do you think? Amabilis? Aphrodite? Or sth in between?
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    Aphrodite...smaller petals and a more "triangular" shape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clintdawley View Post
    Aphrodite...smaller petals and a more "triangular" shape.
    I agree with Clint. Check this out: IOSPE PHOTOS

    Cheers,
    BD

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    Well if the veterans' vote is unanimous I will relabel asap! Thx Bruce and Clint!

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    heheh... Clint nailed it, I just googled to see the difference. All credit goes to him for his good eye.

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    Search on threads posted by me. There's a big misnomer on the species differentiation between these two and I posted a detailed thread a year or two back on the precise distinction.

    I don't have time to dig it up at the moment, but you'll need a close up shot of the throat to be sure.

    If you can't find the thread, PM me and I'll locate it when I have a few minutes.

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    Yup close up shot of the throat!
    According to a orchid society speach:
    The difference is in the callus (the two yellow bumps)
    Aphrodite has four horns I believe and Amabilis has two horns

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    I have collected many wild styles of amabilis and aphrodite. This one looks not the original species. In my opinion, it could be the hybrid between aphrodite and amabilis. I might be wrong ,but if you can offer the more details about the callus and lip.

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