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Phalaenopsis equestris 'Three Times a Lady' × 'Hot Lips Houlihan'
Number: TN2744
Name: Phalaenopsis equestris 'Three Times a Lady' × '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: Pod parent plant: Culture for this species is the same as with other Phalaenopsis; temperatures of 68-85+ °F, at least 50% relative humidity, and semi-constant moisture are preferred. The flowers of this species, especially of this form, are charming. Flowering begins in April and the flexose, sometimes paniculate, raceme continues flowering sequentially for months. After flowering, P. equestris regularly forms keikis at the end of the inflorescence. This species responds well to mounting and is very forgiving.
Pollen parent plant: Temperature range W (70-90°F)
Comments: Pod parent plant: Like most peloric forms of this species, this plant has no pollen and is thus pollen-sterile. Although the anther is sterile, the stigma is still perfectly functional.
Dorsal sepal medium pink, fading to white along the edges, lighter pink on reverse; lateral sepals noticeably wider than dorsal, same color on dorsal half as dorsal sepal, white basally on ventral side with pale pink flush apically; lateral petals resemble labellum very closely, down to the vestiges of calluses, white basally, vestigial calluses very pale yellow with light red stippling, distal end and false sidelobes flushed deep pink, fading to white at tips; labellum dark rose on midlobe, reflexed along basal edges, tipped white, sidelobes rose with darker striations internally, callus pale yellow with red speckling; column dark rose dorsally, white on apical tip, white ventrally, no pollen; overall form is typical for peloric varieties of the species, with strongly reflexed sepals and flat petals; substance typical; texture matte to slightly crystalline. Natural spread 2.50cm horizontally, 2.75cm vertically; dorsal sepal .65cm wide, 1.80cm long; lateral petals 1.05cm wide, 1.05cm long; lateral sepals .65cm wide, 1.20cm long; labellum .85cm wide, 1.25cm long.

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.
For additional origin/habitat information supplied courtesy of Charles and Margaret Baker, see further below, near the bottom of this page.

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)
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)
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The origin/habitat information below is supplied courtesy of Charles and Margaret Baker

The following information is based on the name of the plant provided by the donor, and assumes that the name is correct. If the plant has been misidentified, then the following information may not be correct.
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ORIGIN/HABITAT: Luzon Island, Philippines, to Taiwan at 0-990 ft. (0-300 m), near streams in hot valleys.
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