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Having trouble identifying my new orchid

Hi everyone!

I'm super new to orchids, about 2 months to be exact I purchased my first ever orchid plant (Doritaenopsis Purple Martin) and have since been crazy (to say the least) over them. I've since been bought another 2 by my fiancÚ, one is a terrestrial Spathoglottis plicata and the latest one is a bit of a mystery which is why I'm here.

I live in Malaysia, and due to the abundance in orchids and little care for info, the nurseries hardly if ever label their plants. So when I buy one, I have to spend much time online, searching for names. The seller had mentioned to me that it was a Phalaenopsis bellina, but when I arrived home and checked online, it looked completely different to the pictures on Google. So I did more searching and have now assumed it's a hybrid?

Also, I need to ask if anyone can tell me what the light brown Mark is on its leaf? It looks like a burn of some sort, it's sunken in, does not seem to be spreading or changing color. I could have chose a better, healthier plant but it was the only one of its kind in the whole warehouse and it smells Devine, like lemons, I had to have it. I brought it home, removed all its old medium, found a few rotten roots which I've removed. I am now air drying it for a couple of days and am planning to mount it onto driftwood with coco husk to keep in moisture.

I have no worries about the plant, I know it will be fine as there are tons of new aerial roots and it seems so much happier out of that disgusting sphag moss. It's very humid here and it's the monsoon season so it's not scorching hot like it is usually.

I'll post a follow up msg with names and pictures of Phals I found that resemble my yellow orchid that I think might help to identify it, or not hehe.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, many thanks.


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Any idea if there is way around this image issue? Gosh, the frustration!


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Just make a post that says hi, test, etc then you can post pictures
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Having trouble identifying my new orchid



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Having trouble identifying my new orchid

Below are the ones I found online that I think resemble my orchid:

Phalaenopsis floresensis:


Phal Zheng Min Archaeoptery:


Phal Yungho Gelb Canary:


All the yellow bellina's ive found online seem to be hybrids, here's an example:



I know from what I've read that hybrids are hard to fully identify, I'm just hoping that someone would be able help. Thank you all 😊


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oooo love your new phal. Even w/no tag is a nice find. The spot on the leaf looks like maybe a little bit of sunburn.
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Thank you Sunshine 💗 I was a little fed up not having an ID for such a pretty plant, so I named it Lemon Dancer 😜 will look up sunburn on Phal leaves, I'm pretty sure it's not an issue, was just curious like I am about everything orchid related, it's a whole new world out there hehe


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What beautiful orchids! I have no idea of any precise names but it was really great to see the pictures.
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The Yungho Gelb Canary and Zheng Min Archaeopteryx you found are the right type, but there are many similar hybrids that combine Phal micholitzii with either Phal violacea or Phal bellina, and Phal amboinensis, and sometimes other species too. The arching spike and full form of yours probably means there is something like Phal amabilis in the mix too. There are more than 600 registered hybrids that include both micholitzii and violacea and many of those would look much like this in the alba phase, add more with bellina instead of violacea, and also consider there is no guarantee this is even a registered hybrid. That's the type, but there is little chance of determining a precise ID. It is very easy too see why this would make a tempting purchase anyway.

It does look like sunburn on the leaf. It can happen in just a few minutes sometimes.
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The Yungho Gelb Canary and Zheng Min Archaeopteryx you found are the right type, but there are many similar hybrids that combine Phal micholitzii with either Phal violacea or Phal bellina, and Phal amboinensis, and sometimes other species too. The arching spike and full form of yours probably means there is something like Phal amabilis in the mix too. There are more than 600 registered hybrids that include both micholitzii and violacea and many of those would look much like this in the alba phase, add more with bellina instead of violacea, and also consider there is no guarantee this is even a registered hybrid. That's the type, but there is little chance of determining a precise ID. It is very easy too see why this would make a tempting purchase anyway.

It does look like sunburn on the leaf. It can happen in just a few minutes sometimes.

Thank you so much PaphMadMan 😊 I agree, the chances of me ever finding the exact name/hybrid seems very slim and I'm ok with that 😊 I will certainly have a look at the ID suggestions, really appreciate it. The leaf is definitely sunburn, it was there when I bought it, am just going to keep it dry and hope it doesn't rot.

More then anything, I'm just happy that I found him, and I'll just enjoy his scent and beauty (not sure why, but I refer to my orchids as male) and hope to keep him as healthy as I possibly can.




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(not sure why, but I refer to my orchids as male)
Orchid means testicle. Does that sound female to you?

Thanks for sharing your beautiful orchid with all of us.
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Orchid means testicle. Does that sound female to you?



Thanks for sharing your beautiful orchid with all of us.

Now that's a piece of information I won't ever forget 😂😂 My female instincts must be very accurate 😜😂

And your very welcome, am very happy to share my orchid with everyone (referring to orchids sound so weird now that I know the meaning of the word lol 😅&#128540


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Update: was browsing the Internet for pictures to ID my new chids, and accidentally found the name: Phal. K S jadegreen. Am so overjoyed! Thanks to all for your help and suggestions


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