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Phalaenopsis reichenbachiana or fasciata?

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    Hi Jim Cootes,

    Will you describe this phalaenopsis specie I have?
    Is this a Phalaenopsis reichenbachiana or fasciata?
    I sometime get confused with the lip details.
    I get this plant from our island in Bukidnon, Mindanao.
    It has a strong lemon scent unlike an ordinary Phalaenopsis fasciata it does not have any scent.

    Thanks,

    DC
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    Hi DC,

    Your Phalaenopsis appears to be P. reichenbachiana .

    In my opinion it is an exceptional example of this species. The labellum is wider than normally seen, as are the floral segments, and the bright yellow colour of the flowers is superb.

    What one needs to do is allow for variation within a species. Just because the flowers of a plant are superior, to others we have seen, does not necessarily make it another species.

    Is it possible that this example is from an area where P. reichenbachiana has not been collected before?

    Remember that the evolution of species is constant, and that species are created and go extinct on a regular basis.

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    Beautiful Phal, DC!

    Thanks Jim for the quick identification and information.

    Cheers,
    BD

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    its a beauty and havent seen it before!

    thanks also to jim.

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    Thanks so much... I have always wanted a Phalaenopsis reichenbachiana and for so many years I always get a Phalaenopsis fasciata... Now on, I would take care so much of this specie and also others...

    Thanks so much guys.

    DC

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    wow so this is what im looking forward to with my phal. reichenbachiana.
    this is amazing, thanks for sharing.

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    Hi Randy,

    I'm the guy who's talking with you every early morning at the Lung Center.
    All the plants that I have bought from the people of Quezon and Nueva Viscaya provinces are already transported to Bukidnon.
    I'm no longer working in Manila and I can no longer buy plants from these provinces.
    My next journey would be my search of Phalaenopsis micholitzii and other orchids from Mindanao.
    I hope I can find them soon and my first exploration would be the nearby forest outside of Mount Kitanglad and Ranges in Bukidnon.
    There are lots of specimens there and a lot more dangerous because there are rebels monitoring closely to the mountains, foreigners are strictly not allowed in these areas due to conflict of interests.

    Thanks,

    DC

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    Hi Phils,

    I'm from Mindanao but now based in Manila for a long time now.

    Yes we still have plenty of orchid species in the forests but these are hard to get to hold of because most of these are situated deep inside areas which are risky for civilians. It is difficult to find the more "collectible" ones like the micholitzii nowadays - these are quite rare both in the wild and in nursery collections plus the fact they are difficult to care for in captivity. Locals often ignore the species specially the smaller flowered ones and go for the bigger and more flambouyant hybrids nowadays.

    Anyway, wish you luck in your search for mindanao species while you are there.

    Cheers!

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    I would agree that it's not fasciata, but are you positive that it is a pure species? My first impression of the flower is that it is a hybrid with amboinensis.

    Susan

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    Absolutely gorgeous.......beautiful color!

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