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Phalaenopsis amabilis 'Olympic Beauty' × self
Number: TN6076
Name: Phalaenopsis amabilis 'Olympic Beauty' × self
  Flasks are planted more sparsely than usual because the plants spread horizontally and would crowd each other too much.
Type: self    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Ellen Covey, Olympic Orchids  (Email:
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Pod Parent Flower
Culture Notes from Donor: Parent plant: Temperature range I (60-83°F)
Comments: Parent plant: Vigorous plant produces multiple very long spikes. Flowers are white with light greenish tinge and have excellent shape and substance. Medium-sized plant.
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 82°F, nights 61°F; best fit is Intermediate 83-60°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 amabilis   From Latin "amabilis" lovely, enchanting. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of Phalaenopsis   From Greek, "phalaina" moth; "-opsis" appearance. (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Pronunciation of amabilis   a-MAH-bi-lis (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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Availability: We have sold all of the flasks for this item.
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Yield Estimate: 861 plants (based on flask surveys done 11/29/2007 through 09/03/2009)
Yield estimates are only approximate, but may appear to be fairly exact numbers because they are a combination of large rough estimates in remaining mother flasks and more accurate small estimates in reflasks.
Plantlet Sizes: From many flasks 20 - 80 mm plants (based on flask surveys done 03/05/2008 through 02/16/2010)
From one most recently surveyed flask 30 - 45 mm (02/16/2010)
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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.
This text is copyrighted by the Bakers and may not be reproduced without permission.

ORIGIN/HABITAT: ORIGIN/HABITAT: Widespread from Malaya through Sumatra, Java, and the rest of Indonesia. Distribution extends to Borneo, the Philippines, New Guinea, and Australia. In Java, plants were once common in the southern half of West and Central Java, especially near the coast, but populations are now greatly diminished. Plants have been found in East Java growing between sea level and 2000 ft. (610 m). Plants may still be found in small, isolated pockets near the West Java/Central Java border where they grow on trees overhanging the sea. In this extended range, plants may grow high in tall trees in dense forests or on tree branches sometimes so close to the ocean that the plants are washed by salt spray. In Borneo, plants are found in Sabah on Mt. Kinabalu, and in Kalimantan and Sarawak at undisclosed locations. Plants grow in lower mountain forests from near sea level to about 4900 ft. (1500 m) and seem to grow mostly in regions that experience a distinct but short dry season. in the Philippines, plants are found in the southern islands of Balabac, Bancalan, Lambugan, Palawan and Sulu and Tawitawi in the Sulu Archipelago. In this region, plants are found at elevations up to 1650 ft. (500 m).
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