Doritaenopsis

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× Doritaenopsis
File:Orchid X Doritaenopsis 'Dorado' Flower
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
Subtribe: Aeridinae
Alliance: Phalaenopsis
Genus: × Doritaenopsis

× Doritaenopsis, abbreviated Dtps. in the horticultural trade,[1] is an intergeneric hybrid between the orchid genera Doritis and Phalaenopsis (Dor × Phal). Any Phalaenopsis which has even a single occurrence of Doritis in its background is still registered as Doritaenopsis.

Doritis has since[when?] been reclassified as Phalaenopsis, and as such, both Doritis and Doritaenopsis are now defunct generic names and are botanically categorized as Phalaenopsis, although the name Doritaenopsis is still commonly used horticulturally.[citation needed]

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