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Orchid hybrids of the genus Phalaenopsis have become ideal plants for the windowsill for a decade or even more, since they are fairly easy to grow, and most of them produce flowers without problems. In addition, the nurseries have been offering smaller Phalaenopsis hybrids during the last years, and among them one can find even miniature orchids. I have a number of those little gems, and every one of them is very interesting and amazing, although they need a little more care than the standard hybrids. :)

In the picture you can see Phal. Mini Mark, a mid-size hybrid between Phal. maculata x Phal. parishii ( = Phal. Micro Nova) and Phal. philippinensis. Sometimes, the flowers produce a fine fragrance, and I especially like the vibrant orange color of their lips. :aww:
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Ellenka-DA Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ooh, gotta love Phalaenopsis! And this is a very interesting hybrid, and VERY beautifully captured :)
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CecilyAndreuArtwork Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous picture!!! (Didn't realize I was so behind my deviantWATCH! :D)
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Helens-Serendipity Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I bought one of these years ago but it's never flowered since ... if i still have it ;)
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maska13 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Beautiful photo, I love your works on black background!
The Orchid pretty!
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1001G Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
lovely kevin and such a dreamy feel
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Nataly1st Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012   Digital Artist
This is orchids absolutely beautiful!! :love::heart:
Excellent shot, my dear Kevin!! :blowkiss:
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Aussie-Blonde Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
:iconflyingheartsplz: Beautiful just Beautiful Kevin
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SE-shore Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
very beutiful as always :hug:
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dutchshun Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
As always a fine floral contribution. :) Lovely and a faved moment too.
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TomKilbane Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
wow...the are awesome to look at!!!!
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Althytrion Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Thank you very much, Tom! :thanks:
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glunac Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012   General Artist
I like how they face in a different direction so you can admire the flowers from 2 different angle. The petals look plump like a succulent.
I did not know orchids had a scent, but it does make sense.
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Althytrion Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Thank you very much, Gloria! :thanks:

There are a couple of orchids that have a scent, but only a few of the common Phalaenopsis species (for instance Phal. bellina and its descendants). Among other orchids, one can find species with a very strong scent, especially the so-called 'perfume orchids', such as Stanhopea, Gongora and Coryanthes. The latter is very famous for its biology.

Another example of a fragrant orchid is Osmoglossum pulchellum that smells like the lily-of-the-valley, and even some specimen of our European Marsh Orchids have a fine fragrance that reminds of vanilla. :)
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erene Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Truly lovely!
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Althytrion Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Thank you very much, dear Erene! :hug:
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ArtBYbeverly Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful Orchid hybrid...gorgeous capture! Thanks for the information on these beauties as well!
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Althytrion Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Thank you very much, dear Beverly! :hug:
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ArtBYbeverly Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're so welcome :huggle:
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Forestina-Fotos Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! :)
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Althytrion Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Thank you very much! :hug:
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crazygardener Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Gorgeous!!!
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Althytrion Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Thank you very much, Dave! :thanks:
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crazygardener Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
your so welcome
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Snowman4 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Perfect. Stunning Orchid
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Althytrion Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Thank you very much, David! :thanks:
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Heylormammy Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning :heart:
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Althytrion Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Thank you very much, Eileen! :hug:
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Heylormammy Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
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EatBurgersUpsideDown Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
How beautiful! <3
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Althytrion Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Thank you very much! :thanks:
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EatBurgersUpsideDown Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome :)
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