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Phalaenopsis equestris

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Orchidaceae
Genus  Phalaenopsis
Scientific name  Phalaenopsis equestris
Rank  Species
Order  Asparagales
Subfamily  Epidendroideae
Subgenus  Stauroglottis
Higher classification  Moth orchids
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Similar  Moth orchids, Orchids, Phalaenopsis violacea, Phalaenopsis schilleriana, Phalaenopsis stuartiana

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Phalaenopsis equestris is a flowering plant of the orchid genus Phalaenopsis and native to Philippines and Taiwan. The inflorescence has 10 to 20 flowers of about 25 mm (1 in) diameter.

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Phalaenopsis equestris IOSPE PHOTOS

Phaleonopsis equestris plays an important role in the development of novelty species and it is frequently used to cross with other hybrids. It has become an important commodity in the international floral trade.

Phalaenopsis equestris IOSPE PHOTOS

This species is highly variable in morphology as well in the color of its flowers. The following forms occur :

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  • Phalaenopsis equestris var. alba — a pure white form; lacking yellow pigments on the callus.
  • Phalaenopsis equestris var. aurea — white flowers with a solid yellow lip.
  • Phalaenopsis equestris var. rosea— flowers with even red petals and sepals; color of the mid-lobe of the lip varies from deep red to light red.
  • Phalaenopsis equestris var. leucaspis — small flowers with white edges on pink petals and sepals; mid-lobe of the lip is purple or orange in color with white or yellow callus.

  • Phalaenopsis equestris IOSPE PHOTOS

    The different colors on the lip are obtained through a different expression of both anthocyanins and carotenoids.

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    References

    Phalaenopsis equestris Wikipedia


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