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Phalaenopsis equestris var. rosea 'Regina Maciejeski' × equestris 'Hot Lips Houlihan'
Number: TN2460
Name: Phalaenopsis equestris var. rosea 'Regina Maciejeski' × equestris 'Hot Lips Houlihan'
Type: outcross    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: CJ Maciejeski
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Pod Parent Flower
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Pollen Parent Flower
Culture Notes from Donor: Parent plants: Temperature range W (70-90°F)
Comments: Pod parent plant: A rather average flower of this variety. Highly floriferous, producing two branches and 36 initial flowers on its first inflorescence as a seedling.

Pollen parent plant: All segments, except the labellum, glistening white, flushed deep pink; dorsal sepal lightly striated with dark rose, flushed deep pink centrally and basally, fading to white along edges and apically, white, flushed pale pink on reverse with central dark rose stripe along midrib; lateral petals base color creamy white, flushed basally with deep pink, fading to white along edges and apically, lightly, flushed pink on reverse; lateral sepals wider than dorsal, flushed deep pink basally on dorsal half, striated with rose on ventral half with rose stripe along midrib, creamy white with rose midrib on reverse, midrib crease evident on both sides; sidelobes of labellum white basally, flushed rosy violet apically with internal striation of deep rose-violet dark violet spot corresponding with internal striation on reverse, callus ochre with rust speckles, midlobe very flat, deep rosy red and velvety, striated deep burgundy basally with extreme distal tip white, reverse rose with midrib evident; column deep pink dorsally, fading to white apically, white on ventral side, anther cap translucent white; overall form exceptionally full and flat for the species with full, wide petals and sepals; substance heavy, labellum hard; texture overall crystalline, labellum midlobe velvet, waxy elsewhere, column matte; natural spread 3.0 cm horizontally, 3.4 cm vertically; dorsal sepal 1.7 cm long, 0.9 cm wide; lateral petals 1.4 cm long, 1.0 cm wide; lateral sepals 1.4 cm long, 1.0 cm wide; labellum 1.4 cm long, 1.0 cm wide.

Temperatures we attempt to use in the lab & greenhouse:
For Species:   Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter: days average 88°F, nights 72°F; best fit is Warm 90-70°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Genus:   Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter: days average 87°F, nights 64°F; best fit is Warm-Intermediate 87-64°F ( )

About the name...
Etymology of equestris   From Latin "equestris" riding, one leaf upon the other. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of equestris   From Latin "equestris" riding. In the case of genus Phalaenopsis, this refers to the saddle-shaped labellum. (Source: Troy Meyers)
Etymology of Phalaenopsis   From Greek, "phalaina" moth; "-opsis" appearance. (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Etymology of rosea   From Latin "roseus" pink. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of equestris   ee-KWES-tris (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of Phalaenopsis   fail-eh-NOP-sis (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Pronunciation of Phalaenopsis   fal-eye-NOP-sis (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of rosea   ROE-zee-ah (Source: Hawkes 1978)
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Availability: Capsule failed. We were not able to make any flasks.
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