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Vanda luzonica species orchid

This is a discussion on Vanda luzonica species orchid within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This plant is growing just inside the gate to my house. Because of the intertwined ...

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    Default Vanda luzonica species orchid

    This plant is growing just inside the gate to my house. Because of the intertwined roots, I couldn't move it to usual place for a photo-op. I guess I have given an excuse for the photo's quality, lol...


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    I would love to see the whole plant too. I remember this Vanda because I admired the splash of vibrant color on the blooms. There is something really cool about an orchid that has grown into a specimen plant. Nice Growing. Thanks for the photos!

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    I like this species, although not free flowering but the smell so fresh and soft especially early in the morning. Nice specimen.

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    Pretty! Is the whole plant huge?
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    I love this vanda, too. Nelson, is this the one you said was extenct or nearly so in the wild? Or am I remembering another.

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    Default Thank you for the comments, guys.

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    I love this vanda, too. Nelson, is this the one you said was extenct or nearly so in the wild? Or am I remembering another.

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    You are correct.

    It is endemic to the area of Mt. Pinatubo, which erupted and caused worldwide disturbance in weather patterns in 1991. The whole place was covered with volcanic debris for many miles around.

    I remember three days of dark skies in Manila, 90 kilometers to the southeast. We had to scrape off thick layers of ash from the roof. No work, no classes. What fun (tongue in cheek, lol...).

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    with a beautiful flower like that you can't go too wrong with a picture... nice one nelson.

    thank goodness there are still some of these plants around, maybe there's hope for re-introduction to the wild yet.

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    I want it it a looks like our vanda tricolor..

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    Fabulous Nelson. Thanks for giving us a peek into your world.

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    Smile hi

    love this vanda a lot!!!!!
    great growing
    mine is too small to bloom but im waitting
    great job!!!

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