PHALAENOPSIS / VANDA ALLIANCE (20)
PHALAENOPSIS / VANDA ALLIANCE
Pronounced: (fail-eh-NOP-sis) or (fail-en-OP-sis) or (fayl-eh-NOP-sis)
Phalaenopsis // Blume (1825), known as moth orchids, abbreviated Phal in the horticultural trade, is an orchid genus of approximately 60 species. Phalaenopsis is one of the most popular orchids in the trade, through the development of many artificial hybrids. It is native to southern China, the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia (Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, etc.), New Guinea, the Bismarck Archipelago, and Queensland.
Additional information about the Phalaenopsis can be found in the "Caring for and Re-blooming the Phalaenopsis" section below.
The IPA was formed in 1990 to promote the appreciation, cultivation and conservation of Phalaenopsis orchids. The IPA's mission is to:
Publish the Phalaenopsis Journal, a quarterly magazine featuring color photography including articles on new lines of breeding, cultural techniques and other subjects of interest to Phalaenopsis growers.
Stage an annual symposium at various locations around the world filled with workshops and lectures from the foremost Phalaenopsis growers and hybridizers.
Bring together growers worldwide to share and to promote our passion for Phalaenopsis orchids.
Host PHALS Digest, an online e-mail discussion forum for our members to communicate about Phalaenopsis and orchid growing.
Maintain a Business Directory of IPA Members.
Sponsor Phalaenopsis related projects such as the revision of the genus, Phalaenopsis: A Monograph by Dr. Eric A. Christenson.
Provide conservancy funds to assist in the support the Phalaenopsis species collection at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens.
This website is just a small part of the IPA, and in the upcoming months and years we expect to expand it to meet the ever increasing needs of our members.
To find out more about the IPA, feel free to contact any of the members of the Board, or one of the Regional Directors, through their links under IPA Officers and Directors via the contact link.
(Leopard Prince x I-Hsin Golden Sun Bird)
(Vanda Ben Berliner x Vandachostylis Pine Rivers)
A large deep yellow bloom with a moderate citrus smell. Treat as a cattleya.
Cheryl P. earned 2nd Place at the 2015 October meeting of the NVOS.
Cheryl P. earned 3rd Place recognition at the August 2015 Show and Tell of the NVOS.
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