Friday, January 16, 2009

SOOC Sunday


A macro shot of Phalaenopsis (Blume 1825) which is a genus of approximately 60 species of orchids (family Orchidaceae). The abbreviation in the horticultural trade is Phal. Phalaenopsis is one of the most popular orchids in the trade, through the development of many artificial hybrids.

Phalaenopsis are among the most popular orchids sold as potted plants owing to the ease of propagation and flowering under artificial conditions. They were among the first tropical orchids in Victorian collections. Since the advent of the tetrapoloid hybrid Phalaenopsis Doris, they have become extremely easy to grow and flower in the home, as long as some care is taken to provide them with conditions that approximate their native habitats. Their production has become a commercial industry.



walk2write said...

In this postcolonial period of Western decline and general malaise, it's good to know the Victorians were good for something (besides novels, of course).

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Very beautiful.

Jan said...

Beautiful photo, Mary.

Kerri said...

Oh the color is so VIBRANT! Beautiful shot!

splummer said...

Hi Mary,
Beautiful Shot!! Beautiful Flower and the info to go with it! Have a great day!!


Dianne said...

the color is astounding and the light on it is lovely

Ida said...

Oohh such lovely orchids, I love it!