site is primarily devoted to botanic Phalaenopsis , i.e. Phalaenopsis
such as one can meet in their natural environment.
One of the problems which any
collector encounters is that of the exactitude of the labels which
should accompany each plant. To solve this kind of litigation, a photograph
is not enough exact. Many "sisters" species have common points and
are sometimes difficult to determine according to a simple stereotype.
To bring a little certainty, only one solution, the diagnosis, or
botanical description. In a somewhat obscure language the various
floral parts are precisely described and analyzed. The
distinction between the various species of Phalaenopsisis is based
on the study of the various parts which form the lip. For more detail,
not a botanist and not a linguist to. I'am just an orchid lover
who try to share is knowledge of some of this plants with other
passionates. If you can help me to rectify my language mistakes
in order to be understoud by more and more persons, your corrections
are welcome. My e-mail is your firstname.lastname@example.org . Thank
you by advance for your co-operation.
For more precise informations
you can consult two books :
Genus Phalaenopsis by Herman R.Sweet (Orchid Digest 1980)
a more recent publication by Eric A.Christenson Phalaenopsis, a
monograph (Timber Press 2001)