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aphrodite or amabilis? Please help

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    Hello,

    can someone help me to find out if it's aphrodite or amabilis?
    I couldn't resist and bought it cheap as always NO ID...
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    Sorry, but to me it does not look like either..
    It looks like a standard generic hybrid...

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    My guess is that it's Phal. aphrodite... it doesn't seem to take on the usual appearance of a hybrid, but then again; 'what do I know about Phalaenopsis'...

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    Thank you Alessandra,

    how do you recognize that? On lip?
    I mean, if I see the pix of amabilis or aphrodite on internet
    they look very similar to this one...

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    That's funny Mahon. I thought it was P. amabilis, or a hybrid between amabilis and aphrodite. It looks like it has the callus of amabilis, but the mid lobe of aphrodite. I am by no means and expert, and am using the keys in Phalaenopsis A Monograph.

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    It looks similar to both, but the mid-lobe of the lip is way too broad for either species. They're almost cruciform. It's definitely not either one of them. If you do want to know the differences, I believe I posted an excerpt from Eric Christensens book in the not too distant past. Search on posts by Piper and use amabilis as the key word.

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