By TammyWhite
2 years ago

Moon Orchid

.
The moon orchid is a species of orchids given the scientific name Phalaenopsis amabilis.
It was officially discovered in 1825 by Karl Ludwig Blume, and original from all over eastern to southeastern Asia. It can live in seasonally dry areas, seasonally cool areas, and constantly moist or humid areas.
It is the largest flower in its genus with yellowish white petals, fleshy, leathery leaves, and a short stem. The moon orchid reproduces sexually by means of pollination.


The moon orchid (Phalaenopsis amabilis) is an orchid that has a shorter stem than other orchids from the family of Orchidaceae.
The reason for this is said to be an adaptation to gain the light requirements needed to grow, according to Eric A. Christenson.
The leaf sheaths that are on this plant completely enclose this plant. On average, the leaves of this orchid number in the range of about five. The plant usually has only a few leaves, but on rare occasions, it will have over five leaves. These leaves have a leathery feel that can be described as, "fleshy."
The shape of these leaves by definition are "largely obovate-oblong or elliptic or oval-elliptic or oblong-oblanceolate."
The color of these flowers are usually a white color. They are actually one of the whitest in color orchids in the family. Besides the lip which can be marked with a yellow to a rarely red color, the sepals and the pedals are of a milky white color. It has a yellow callus with brown spots. These flowers are usually about seven to ten centimeters. The sepals of this orchid are very spread out on the flowers. The length of life of this plant is generally long. Most plants do not stay alive as long as the moon orchid. This plant can also be scented slightly, although it can be hard to tell.

The somewhat recognizable anatomy of this moon orchid, can be easily distinguished from the different members of the family Orchidaceae. This plant is able to bloom for a long period of time and grows over ten centimeters in diameter. As for the roots of the moon orchid, unbranched is the usual system of rooting.
The only exception for the roots being branched unlike usual is if the roots have been damaged in some way or if the plant has gotten too old for unbranched roots and they must be branched.




2 years
Lucia5 Beauty
2 years
2 years
Deliana The delicate, exotic and graceful orchid!!! 💘
2 years
2 years
Melsdename Gorgeous
2 years
2 years
soncee Beautiful
2 years
2 years
Bashields Georgeus
2 years
2 years
Michellekidwell Love Orchids
2 years
2 years
MegyBella 👍👍
2 years
2 years
Ravidxb awesome
2 years