2012 10 24 15.50.44

Phalaenopsis Hope Star


by Karl Olsen

Some time ago I was able to get hold of a Phallie labelled as Phal. Hope Star.  I have been unable to find it registered anywhere, or what the parentage is.

Has anyone heard of it?  Wondering if anyone could help me out or point me in the right direction?



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    Carol Holdren
    about 2 months ago
    Hi Karl, I could not resist and puzzle and tried to find the name also. OrchidWiz shows 27 hybrid Phalaenopsis with the word “hope” in the name. None had the word “star” or anything like it. I then looked up the word “star” and their are 650 plants with that word in their name. I’m guessing this was a wholesaler who just made up a name. Some don’t want to pay the $15 or $17 or whatever it is to have the name registered. Which is too bad. I bought a small white phal from a very reputable grower and it has the same issue - no real name.
    1. Karl Olsen
      about 2 months ago
      Thanks Carol. I do appreciate the effort! The grower I bought it from just ignores my emails, and when I called him he brushed me off and stated he didn't know without even thinking about it.......
  2. Wbf4kvs
    Sys Admin
    3 months ago
    Karl, I searched our database records extensively for that name, both in the grex and the cultivar, and with all possible combinations of "hope" and "star", and wasn't able to find anything. This is a complex hybrid, possibly involving a combinations of rimestadiana, amabilis, aphrodite, schilleriana and equestris. This makes your search very hard.
    1. Karl Olsen
      about 2 months ago
      I do appreciate the time and effort, thanks. Looks like I'm out of luck with this one......
      1. Wbf4kvs
        Sys Admin
        about 1 month ago
        No problem...
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