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Vanda Falcata Fuji Nishiki 富士錦 "Bicycle of Fuji"

This is a discussion on Vanda Falcata Fuji Nishiki 富士錦 "Bicycle of Fuji" within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Here is another Vanda (Neofinetia) falcata: Fuji Nishiki 富士錦 "Bicycle of Fuji". This plant demonstrates ...

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    Default Vanda Falcata Fuji Nishiki 富士錦 "Bicycle of Fuji"

    Here is another Vanda (Neofinetia) falcata: Fuji Nishiki 富士錦 "Bicycle of Fuji". This plant demonstrates the allure of these plants. This is a larger plant with four growths and two babies. It has three blooming stalks with eleven blooms/buds. It is very fragrant, sort of reminds me of ladies sachet with a touch of jasmine.

    I'm showing you four photos:the first photo is the plant. The second photo is a close up of the leaves. This stripping is called "tiger leaf" but as you can see it is not consistent on all leaves. The Japanese have a name for this inconsistency--which I can't recall!

    The third photo shows a close up of the roots. The roots of Vanda falcata are highly prized, some roots are ruby tipped, or green, etc. this plant's roots are white. The roots I think give this plant's obscure name, if you look at it from above, the roots radiate from the center of the plant, like bicycle spokes!

    The fourth photo is a close up of the plant's base. Notice how each leaf attaches to the base? This entire area is known as "tsuke" this plant's tsuke would be considered "crescent moon" with reddish brown color. (Note: I haven't figured out how I can order theses photos in the right sequence.)
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    Lovely ..... Do they need to change Neofinetia to Vanda ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    Lovely ..... Do they need to change Neofinetia to Vanda ?
    BITE YOUR TONGUE, YEW! We don't need you give Kew any more "ideas"! LOL

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    Yes, Neofinetia falcata will now be known as Vanda falcata. I do like the unusual name of "Neofinetia" but being a Vanda simplifies what the relationship is between this plant and the rest of the family.

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    Another lovely Vanda Falcata. I still have trouble calling the plant a vanda. Neofinetia just seems to fit.

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