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Vanda merrilli

This is a discussion on Vanda merrilli within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; very nice species. Flowering every year, this time the spike is carrying 14 flowers and ...

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    very nice species. Flowering every year, this time the spike is carrying 14 flowers and second one is on the way. In additional excellent odour. Unfortunately quite big and the roots are already almost 2m long.
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    Hi Mietek,

    That's Vanda merrillii fma. rotorii, which is characterized by a solid maroon-red colour. Below is Vanda merrillii:

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    Wally, yes I know. I've a another Vanda merrilli, which is much smaller, but until now I've been seeing flowers. Maybe it's merrilli. I hope.

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    Let's hope you do have the 'real' Vanda merrillii, since it is apparently a less common plant than fma. rotorii.

    Btw, I like the deep maroon-red and white coloring of your flowers- they really look neat and clean. In many rotorii I have seen the bases of the sepals and petals have faint yellowish streaks.

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    The color of those two are absolutely stunning!
    Love the deep, 'bloody' red color...

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    Ahh so beautiful..shame abt the space they take up

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    Lovely. Mietek, can u post the pictures of the complete plant?

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    Beautiful solid colour, Mietek.

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    OK Satish, I'll do it tomorrow

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