A Phalaenopsis primary hybrid is the result of crossing two Phalaenopsis species.
A complex hybrid Phalaenopsis is where one or both parents of the Phalaenopsis is a primary hybrid.
To add a bit of confusion, some Phalaenopsis primary hybrids occur naturally. Note that these hybrids are identified by preceding their names with the letter "x"
Bigeneric, intergeneric (a hybrid between two different but closely related genera identified by preceding their names with the letter "x") and trigeneric hybrids are beyond the scope of the typical orchid grower.
Phalaenopsis primary hybrids registered at the RHS
- 553 registered primary hybrids between 1856 and 2015.
- 392 registered primary hybrids illustrated on this page.
For information on the culture and care of the Phalaenopsis orchid, follow this link.
(Timothy Christopher x Brother Lawrence)
Soft lime green flowers in miniature form. The multi-floral miniature pod parent, Phal. Timothy Christopher, brings a great branching habit and compact spike and leaf habit to this hybrid. Phal. Brother Lawrence gives it the color and increased flower substance for longer lasting blooms. A new direction in breeding for multi-floral miniature green Phalaenopsis !
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