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Orchid Phalaenopsis

Orchid Phalaenopsis

Phalaenopsis /ˌfælɪˈnɒpsɪs/ Blume (1825), commonly known as moth orchids[2] or 蝴蝶兰属 (hu die lan shu)[3] is a genus of about seventy species of orchids in the family orchid. Orchids in this genus are monopodial epiphytes or lithophytes with long, coarse roots, short, leafy stems and long-lasting, flat flowers arranged in a flowering stem that often branches near the end. Orchids in this genus are native to India, China, Southeast Asia, New Guinea and Australia with the majority in Indonesia and the Philippines.

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Photo taken on 24 March 2019 (© Michel_Rathwell / Flickr)

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