Notes from the OIC: It Is Not Easy Being Green


hybrid species
botanical gardens

How to Cite

Dalstrom, S. (2006). Notes from the OIC: It Is Not Easy Being Green. Selbyana, 27(2), 208–214. Retrieved from


A green flowered Phalaenopsis is something that many orchid breeders have sought for years, so when a photo of one was submitted to the Orchid Identification Center (OIC) at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, it created considerable interest. The origin of this Phalaenopsis could not be traced, but the owner of the plant informed me that when it first flowered, pictures were displayed on the web with hope that somebody would recognize it. Eventually the plant was identified as Phalaenopsis stobartiana Rchb.f., but differing opinions were voiced, suggesting that it could not be that species because the flower has a spur at the base of the lip.


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