Phalaenopsis bellina: Moth Orchid

Phalaenopsis bellina is a species of orchid endemic to Borneo [Kalimantan].

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Phalaenopsis sp.: Moth orchids

The genus name Phalaenopsis is from two Greek words : “Phalaena” and “Opsis”, meaning “moth-likeness”.  This orchid genus consist of approximately 60 species.

Phalaenopsis are native to Southeast AsiaIndia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Northern Australia. Most Phalaenopsis are epiphytes, meaning they grow in trees, but a few are lithophytes, meaning they attach themselves to the surface of rocks.

Photo: Cloud ForestGardens by the BaySingapore 20126029

Source: Wikipedia

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