Tuesday, October 2, 2012
A peculiar Phalaenopsis: Phal. Center Stage 'Pine Ridge Cockleshell' AM/AOS, a rare stable peloric form
This is a very peculiar flower. This orchid petals are unique in what only can be described as a Roscharchian way. Unfortunately a photo can't approach the experience of looking at an inflorescence of these orchids in the flesh. But it has been some years since I last saw a plant of this cross. I wonder if it has gone out of fashion and has been superseded by new and even more unusual hybrids. This plant won an AM/AOS when exhibited in St. Croix as a cut inflorescence by Irma Selles.