This Doritaenopsis currently in bloom is a crossing between Doritis Pulcherrima & Phalaenopsis Equestris. This progeny has a remarkably red tongue and smooth colours descended from both parent plants and its vegetative growth more similar to its Phalaenopsis. This variety is not the original Doritaenopsis Purple Gem registerd by E.Iwanaga in 1963 but a more pinkish variation of the hybrid and with its flower form more alike Phalaenopsis Equestris.