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  • n. genus of ornamental epiphytic orchids of Asia and Australia


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  • It's a good thing that the phalaenopsis is considered a good "beginner" orchid because my history with houseplants is problematic.

    June 2005

  • The phalaenopsis is the Valentine orchid of choice. - Main

  • "The phalaenopsis is a good one to start with," Wargnier said. - Top Stories

  • Large moth orchids, formally called phalaenopsis, sell for less than $20 while smaller plants sell for below $10.

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  • I also brought in tall four-foot by eight-foot mirrors that I decorated with monstera leaves, hanging vines, and phalaenopsis orchids.

    My Fair Wedding

  • My white phalaenopsis is wilting, so he rushed right over.

    Nancy Ruhling: Astoria Characters: The Dedicated Doctor

  • Inspired perhaps by his memories of the intrepid “Iron Discipline” in Tanganyika, he took consolation searching the island for phalaenopsis orchids, then his current hobby, to take back for an orchid house he was planning to create at Gipsy House.


  • Paph is short for the orchid paphiopedilum, like phal is short for orchid phalaenopsis.

    Bloom Day January 2009-Few But Faire « Fairegarden

  • "Orchids, especially butterfly orchids or phalaenopsis, are one of Taiwan's leading exports of potted plants," Lin said.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • I have one orchid: a phalaenopsis that my landlord gave me at Thanksgiving.

    June 2005


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