Thursday, June 24, 2010

Phalaenopsis amabilis [L.] Blume 1825

This phalaenopsis is widely known in Indonesia as "moon orchid" because of its white color. It's easy to grow and has good adaptation for dry and hot temperature. Once it is attached to tree, it will grow happily and produce a lot of flower. Moon orchid is one of three national flowers beside Rafflesia arnoldii R.Br and jasminum sambac (L.)Aiton. A lot of hybrids come from this orchid, and therefore it has high economical value. It has reported that this phalaenopsis has several variants, and my collection comes from Java island

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