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Phalaenopsis equestris var. orange

This is a discussion on Phalaenopsis equestris var. orange within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Branka both of these orchids are beautiful. Thanks for the comparison shots. Nice to see ...

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    Branka both of these orchids are beautiful. Thanks for the comparison shots. Nice to see them together that way. Now I want the var orange one!!

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    Wow!! That comparison shot is very helpful. Thanks Branka.

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    I am of the opinion that your plant is, most likely, a hybrid. Because of the shape of the floral segments I see an infusion of the natural hybrid Phalaenopsis intermedia, which is Phal. equestris crossed with Phal. aphrodite. The colour also alludes to it being a hybrid. The hybrid is back a couple of generations so your plant is probably seven-eighths or three-quarters Phal. equestris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimec View Post
    I am of the opinion that your plant is, most likely, a hybrid. Because of the shape of the floral segments I see an infusion of the natural hybrid Phalaenopsis intermedia, which is Phal. equestris crossed with Phal. aphrodite. The colour also alludes to it being a hybrid. The hybrid is back a couple of generations so your plant is probably seven-eighths or three-quarters Phal. equestris.

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    I have also heard others say that 'Orange' is actually a hybrid. Seeing the comparison so closely makes me wonder.

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    Wow that is amazing! I heard that this phal will bloom more than once a year do you know if that is true?

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    Quote Originally Posted by karategirl73 View Post
    Wow that is amazing! I heard that this phal will bloom more than once a year do you know if that is true?
    Yes, they can bloom more than once a year and can continue blooming for long periods of time. My peloric Phal. equestris has been blooming for 2 years straight without a break.

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    Thanks for the explanation Jim!

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    Quote Originally Posted by orchidlady View Post
    Yes, they can bloom more than once a year and can continue blooming for long periods of time. My peloric Phal. equestris has been blooming for 2 years straight without a break.

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    Susan, the keiki of your peloric equestris is doing very well over here. Still not yet blooming but growing pretty well. It is enjoying the Philippine climate where this particular species is endemic to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManilaByNight View Post
    Susan, the keiki of your peloric equestris is doing very well over here. Still not yet blooming but growing pretty well. It is enjoying the Philippine climate where this particular species is endemic to.
    Glad to hear it is doing well . Thanks for the update.

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    The possibility that it is a hybrid, like Jim said, is very possible, as the petal shape is so unlike Phalaenopsis equestris. However, the shape of the labellum lobes and the callus is typical of P. equestris. It might even be a polyploid.

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