Phalaenopsis fasciata: Striped Phalaenopsis

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Flower Size 2″ [5 cm].

Phalaenopsis fasciata is a small, hot growing, epiphytic native of the Philippines with short stems enveloped by several imbricating persistent leaf bearing sheaths carrying leaves that are dorsally keeled and it blooms on a lateral, zigzag, 10″ [25 cm] long inflorescence that is longer than the leaves and has bracts of long-lasting flowers that are fleshy, waxy and fragrant.

Photo: Orchid Display HouseAtlanta Botanical GardenAtlantaGeorgiaUSA  [20130913]

Source: www.orchidspecies.com

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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

Phalaenopsis stuartiana: Moth Orchid

Phalaenopsis stuartiana is a species of orchid endemic to the island of Mindanao, Philippines.

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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 Asia, India, 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 20121023

Source: Wikipedia

A birthday reflection & Phalaenopsis sp. Orchids

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Yesterday was my birthday and I started with a praise and prayer to Him and a quote from Oprah Winfrey… “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”
Some people say they don’t enjoy celebrating their birthdays once they’ve started getting older. Not me! I am 18 years younger than all of you who are 75 😉

Simply all my simple favorites – Chicken Rice, Char Siu, Teh-C-Peng, Salak Pondoh – on my day. Life is to be celebrated. I know that life is not always great. There are some hard times to get through, and we just do the best we can.

In the midst of enjoying birthday wishes, many photo files and random memories… one stood out in my mind… my Mom, whose fervent prayers have given me strength along my journey. I am always in awe when I witness her expressed thoughts, generosity and kindness to those in need. Mom, you are always a big part of my celebration.

These are photos of Phalaenopsis Orchids in various colors rendered in crosshatch brush strokes, prepared for Thank You e-cards.

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Phalaenopsis: 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 Asia, India, 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.

A Phalaenopsis species is a Phalaenopsis found in the wild in its native habitat.

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Phalaenopsis amabilis, White Moon Orchid, Anggrek Bulan. [Photo Internet]

A Phalaenopsis primary hybrid is the result of crossing two Phalaenopsis species.

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Phalaenopsis Sogo Kitty ‘Kitty Face’. SBG, 20120328