Phalaenopsis Amabilis aka Moth Orchid

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So, I was wandering along and around when I wandered into the Capitol Kempinski Hotel. There I was greeted by these gorgeous orchid flowers - beds and beds of them. They seemed to be calling out to me to take a picture of them. Of course, I had to obliged. Who can resist these beauties?

Google tells me that they are Phalaenopsis Amabilis, commonly known as the moth orchid. They are a species of flowering plant in the orchid family Orchidaceae, native to the East Indies and Australia, and widely cultivated as a decorative houseplant.

It is an epiphytic or lithophytic herb with long, thick roots, between two and eight millimetres thick, fleshy leaves with their bases hiding the stem and nearly flat, long-lasting flowers on a branching flowering stem with up to ten flowers on each branch.

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These are also known as moon orchids in some parts of the world.
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The flower fades that is not looked upon. - Edward Counsel

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