Orchids forum: ID for a mini phal??

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Name: Kim
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Jun 21, 2017 7:53 PM CST
I've had this plant for a while and apparently I've lost it's tag and since it's not in bloom, I found a picture of it from Ikea (the enlarged picture).... I tried to check the database but didn't see it.

Can anyone tell me it's name?? Thanks :)

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Name: Joshua
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Jun 22, 2017 2:35 AM CST

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I'm afraid I cannot help with an ID, but since you seem to have found the particular plant on the IKEA website (the link is http://www.ikea.com/us/en/cata... for anyone else interested), could you try contacting them and asking them for more information?
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Name: Jim Hawk
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Jun 22, 2017 5:28 PM CST
Yes, your only hope is IKEA. There are a million Phals out there so it would be like looking for a needle in a haystack.

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Name: Bill
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Jul 1, 2017 5:11 AM CST
IKEA knows a lot about furniture, alas nothing about orchids!
Orchid identification is difficult at best! Why? It is because with any hybrid you are dealing with five, six, or even ten generations of breeding and not all children of two parents look alike. There are similarities but that's it. Same for complex hybrids.
The best chance you have with a plant like this is by joining a society or an orchid forum. Perhaps some one would recognize a posted image. If it was a widely grown clone, it might also be recognized.
Orchid species can be easier to identify but not always.
In the meantime give it a name that you like and just enjoy it. I have a Phalaenopsis I call Fred, lost his tag. He is a complex hybrid with dark raspberry flowers. He is a very handsome fella. It just teaches us to be more careful with those labels!
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