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Vanda bensonii or not ??

This is a discussion on Vanda bensonii or not ?? within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I bought this vanda last year and by the description and trophy it had just ...

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    Default Vanda bensonii or not ??

    I bought this vanda last year and by the description and trophy it had just won at a show I believed the name to be correct. Just wondering if it is.




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    Roy, wont be able to help with the name tho... but its beautiful.

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    nice vanda roy!
    pix in the net are so confusing on this one, wouldnt know either.

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    Hi Roy most probably this is Vanda Maurine Dalton crossing between tricolor and bensonii, very beautiful, look at the link below.I hope will solve the problem
    Vanda Maurine Dalton | Orchids Online

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    thanks zain,
    this vanda id troubles me for some time now, i have a very similar looking one.
    found only the link you have posted and another one, which says its a species.
    look here
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    Hi Ron,
    I got this vanda ? species, the character of the flower totally different, this one the size of the flower itself about 1 inch, small ,very fragrant the plant huge may reach 2 meter and vanda Maurine the blooms even bigger more than 2 inches dominated by tricolor as parent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zainal abidin View Post
    Hi Ron,
    I got this vanda ? species, the character of the flower totally different, this one the size of the flower itself about 1 inch, small ,very fragrant the plant huge may reach 2 meter and vanda Maurine the blooms even bigger more than 2 inches dominated by tricolor as parent.
    thanks zain,
    so you are saying, the vanda posted from roy is definitely v.maurine dalton?

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    Hi Ron,
    I think might be this is Vanda Maurine Dalton maybe I'm right or wrong, as you can see the original bensonii the petals almost flat even the lip wider, the throat got yellow patch and not curving backward.You can see the image below. I got Vanda bensonii but not in bloom yet.
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    Zain & Ron, the V. Maurine Dalton you are looking at on OOL belongs to a friend of might who actually got my plant for me. My plant & my friends plant were bought together as seedlings from a species grower. Mine came direct from the previous owner after winning Best Species in a major show, shown as bensonii. The judges are used to seeing species and messed it up big time. The flower I posted measures 40mm, its really small, actually smaller than the other tricolor I have. A post with pics in 2 other forums from a grower in Thailand basically confirms it as a variety of V. tricolor. Its perfume helps a lot also.
    A photo of a genuine V. Maurine Dalton hasn't been found yet so I don't know how anyone can say this is one. All the pics refer to the pic in OOL which is a tricolor, as mine is.

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    That could be a variant of Vanda tricolor. I have three different types of V. tricolor from West Java, Central Java, and Bali. They show different pattern of spot, and yours looks similar to V. tricolor from West Java. I wonder if your vanda emits strong sweet fragance in the morning. If yes, I bet that could be one of those tricolor or has tricolor blood in it.

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