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2 Varieties of Phal bellina

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    Default 2 Varieties of Phal bellina

    These 2 varieties of Phal bellina are blooming in my orchid house at the moment. A few Phal cornu-cervi are also spiking including the red var 'Chattladae' .


    The first is a variety as a result of line breeding for 'improved' form and the second, a clone from a jungle-collected specimen.
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    absolutely gorgeous !

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    I love both forms.

    Due to conservation, restrict rules on jungle plants and advancement in selective line breeding , the market is now flooded with selective forms. Thus why, newbies are more familiar with selective ones.

    Moreover, award judging teams tend to prefer selective ones with round petals. I have seen phal bellina with very round petals fetching a lot of awards at orchid shows.

    Anyway, each has its own beauty & glory.

    Thanks for sharing with us.

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    Whatever it is I still love the wild bellina very classic looking, unique and stand on their own that is the beauty of nature.

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    Thanks everyone for looking in and commenting. I'm afraid I'm like Zain - with a preference for the 'wild' type. which I consider less formal in shape and presentation, more like dressing in jeans and T-shirt rather than in a tuxedo. Don't get me wrong I like both types. Actually I'm trying to collect as many bellinas and violaceas as my limited funds allow.(Where's the resolution to downsize my collection? )

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    Must admit i do prefer the "wild" type but still love the line bred beauties.
    Seems to me a greater variety in the "wild" stock & that makes it more interesting when they spike for the first time but conservation is a must so will happily have the line bred 1's .

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    wild bellina much better for my test! btw selected round types can be amazing, but this one is not as "selected (round) as people can expect but quite nice.

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    Gorgeous. I prefer the wild type too, but I truly love them both!

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    I just love Phal bellina. Such a beautiful bloom. Both of yours are lovely.

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    Very nice, though I must say -- if pressed -- that I VASTLY prefer the wild form. I find it far more elegant than the rounder line bred form. (Not to mention, why try to breed it to look just like all the typical phals?)

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