Moth Orchid: Come hither! by rhoing

Moth Orchid: Come hither!

“Phalaenopsis (Blume, 1825), known as the ‘Moth Orchid,’ abbreviated Phal in the horticultural trade, is an orchid genus of approximately 60 species. Phalaenopsis is one of the most popular orchids in the trade, through the development of many artificial hybrids,”

I made some nice shots of a white Phalaenopsis — — but I liked this sideways POV, as most orchid photos are “face view” shots looking directly into the bloom (which is sometimes essential for identification!).

Thank you, Karen, for the ID!

Genus page at PhytoImages,

Photo taken at the SIUC Plant Biology Greenhouse,

One year ago (“Through the drinking glass”):
Two years ago (“Town Square Market Market”):
January 15th, 2013  
Beautiful!! Wonderful colour!
January 15th, 2013  
The color is quite outstanding. It's no wonder it's a favorite
January 15th, 2013  
love this!
January 19th, 2013  
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