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Phal Specie Picture from my Bohol vacation

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    Default Phal Specie Picture from my Bohol vacation

    Just came from vacation on my hometown of Bohol, Philippines. Our town is on the eastern side facing the island of Mindanao (just a few hours boat ride). I'm hoping someone could help me identify the specie. Pardon me though for a not too good picture. It was high noon so there's a lot of sunshine and I'm not that good in photography.


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    Anyway, the phals in the pictures including the stuartiana are exposed in direct sunlight without a shade at all. The temp at the instant the pictures were taken must have been between 31C to 33C. Amazing the phals were thriving and notice the spikes were branching. The local owner told me the plant is native to the place.

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    Its probably Phalaenopsis aphrodite.

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    Lovely blooms

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    Quote Originally Posted by walingwaling View Post
    Its probably Phalaenopsis aphrodite.
    Thanks Ron. Yes I actually thought of it at first as aphrodite but in comparison with my aphrodite in Luzon the flowers of the plant in Bohol are a bit bigger and the spikes are branching with several flowers/buds. I wish my plant does that. It's only giving me around 3 to 4 flowers the fact that it is a matured plant already.

    Another thing, the plant in Bohol does not seem to bother the direct sunlight exposure. Mine degrades fast if exposed to direct sunlight.

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    Phalaenopsis sanderiana v. alba is also a possibility. In the close up pictures in your facebook set, the callus of this flower appears to have the distinct horseshoe shape of sanderiana, and the wideness of the lower lip seems more characteristic of sanderiana to me as well. Mindanao is one of the native homes of sanderiana.

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    Nice phal orchid blooms! So very white in the sunlight!

    cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnnaEA View Post
    Phalaenopsis sanderiana v. alba is also a possibility. In the close up pictures in your facebook set, the callus of this flower appears to have the distinct horseshoe shape of sanderiana, and the wideness of the lower lip seems more characteristic of sanderiana to me as well. Mindanao is one of the native homes of sanderiana.
    That's interesting Anna. I should have payed close attention to those details. The next time I go to vacation I'll make sure to do that. Phal Sanderiana is in my wishlist and it is very difficult to obtain a plant here in Manila. A vendor actually told me that sanderiana is rare specially the one with the pink blush and mentioned of the alba variety coming from Bohol sometimes. I was ignorant of phal species at that time (last year) and don't know that the alba is a white form. So everytime I'm on vacation I'm in look out for the one with pink blush flower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    Nice phal orchid blooms! So very white in the sunlight!

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    Thanks BD.

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