Friday, February 6, 2009

Peloric Phalaenopsis

This strange looking Phalaenopsis has sepals opening as they should but the petals do not completely open! I find it gives the flower a "daffolil" or "cattleya" appearance. What attracted me to this orchid was the beautiful soft pink and yellow tones as well as the unusual looking flower. The phenomenon is called peloria and it is the result of a mutation.

1 comment:

  1. I have a peloric phal too and I love it! The petals look a little different than yours.

    Here's a pic: