Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Phalaenopsis violacea var coerulea 'Arnieberry Blues'

Phalaenopsis violacea variety coerulea 'Arnieberry Blues' in bloom at this very moment! The typical form of violacea is a pastel lavender-pink shading to light green on the ends of the petals and sepals. Years of selective breeding have resulted in some very dark "blues" such as the one shown as well as some nice wine-red clones. The old timers will recall that what is now the species Phalaenopsis violacea used to be referred to as the "Sumatran form" of violacea while the larger-flowered "Borneo form" was moved to species status as Phal. bellina.

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