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This is a discussion on My beautiful mutant...a perfectly peloric phal! within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I think it's weirdly beautiful . Don't know what peloric means though , care to ...
I think it's weirdly beautiful . Don't know what peloric means though , care to explain ?
Great color combo.
it deserves a place in my collection.
I love it!!!! I am dying to find some pelorics and never can.
Yvonni, peloric means that the flowers petals try to become lips of the plant as well.
Peloric - In orchids, a term used to describe an unusual & often beautiful (sometrimes grotesque) condition where all 3 petals (instead of just one)
attempt to fashion themselves in to lip colors &/or shapes.
I've never actually seen one that was so fully developed like this. Usually they have little "bumps" on the petals and it just looks like a ruffle or variation. I've seen some that were listed as "peloric" on the web and I honestly couldn't detect any variation from the regular form at all. So I get the impression that even though the plants might be trying to make more "lips," they usually aren't very successful at it and just end up looking kind of bumpy.
So to find one that has no petals at all...just sepals and lips...was REALLY exciting for me! This plant has three fully developed, identical lips on each blossom...it's perfectly peloric!