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This is a discussion on Phalaenopsis fuscata X bellina within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This hyrid was registered in 1980 as Phal . Bee Ridge. In fact, who knows ...
This hyrid was registered in 1980 as Phal. Bee Ridge. In fact, who knows whether the original was made with violacea or bellina, since they were synonymous at that time. I'm going to stir the pot. There are a lot of adjectives that reasonably apply to this flower, but beautiful does not come to mind. Curious, interesting(maybe), dark, maybe muddy, charming(?), etc. IMO, the charm of both species has been lost , with no offsetting gain in any other area(form, color).
Edit: Bee Ridge is (fuscata x violacea); (fuscata x bellina) = Fuscabell. Looking back 30 years, it's tough to know if bellina or violacea was actually used to make Bee Ridge.
Last edited by Michael Saar; October 10th, 2011 at 09:51 AM.