Prior to the separation the variety Borneo
is still categorized under the species
violacea, therefore collectors and breeders
interbreed the two varieties eventhough
they knew that they are quite distinctly
different, hoping to improved the specie.
Consequently, the resulted mix from the
two varieties created some of the improved
Phalaenopsis violecea in trade. Now it
is even hard to find a pure line of Malayan
variety (violacea) and the Borneo variety
(bellina) for the die-hard purist.