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now in bloom, species Vandas scandens and merrillii

This is a discussion on now in bloom, species Vandas scandens and merrillii within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; The scandens above was selfed (because no one else was in bloom then) a year ...

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    Default now in bloom, species Vandas scandens and merrillii




    The scandens above was selfed (because no one else was in bloom then) a year ago and it shows signs of growth. Any takers, hmmm?

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    ooooh that is awesome!!! I love both! Such a contrast of colours. another one for the list... seeing as I have a merrillii var. compactum now

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    Default What is that and where did you get it?

    Quote Originally Posted by bench72
    ooooh that is awesome!!! I love both! Such a contrast of colours. another one for the list... seeing as I have a merrillii var. compactum now
    I have not known there was such a variety. I know of the rotorii variant, which has no yellow streaks at all, and a much rarer pure yellow variant.

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    I can only think that because of it's growth habit being so small, they have called it - variety compactum



    I'm not even sure what the colours are going to be like, but if there is plenty of red in it, I'll be most happy!

    btw, the two uppermost leaves looks like they have sunburn... should I cut it off or leave it?

    the plant was initially mounted on cork but as the humidity level can get to 30, I thought I'd best put it in a pot!

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    I don't see a var. compactum in the AOS database I have. As Nelson said, just the V. merrillii var. rotorii.

    Julie

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    the vendor describes this variety as:- "Bright shiny brown flowers on the compact grower"....

    hmm, doesn't sound like it's going to be anything like yours NTGerald... but if it is half as good or even a quarter, then I will be very happy...

    so, with the selfing... do you mean you have little seedlings or you have a seed pod?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ntgerald



    The scandens above was selfed (because no one else was in bloom then) a year ago and it shows signs of growth. Any takers, hmmm?

    Beautiful flowers! I have seen some of the plant during the sunday market in Lung center and there were a lot of Vanda Javier being sold with some markings in the center!

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    fantastic color on the merrillii

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    Default Thank you, guys.

    Kabayan Rence,

    Kung puede pag wala ka naman specific item na tinutukoy sa iyong reply, huwag masyadong gamitin ang function key na "quote" kasi pati mga photos nakokopya ulit, mahirapan ang mga bumabasa ng posting na hindi broadband ang connection dahil masyado malaki ang labas ng thread size in terms of kbps...masyado mabagal para sa kanila.

    Pakigamit na lang ng reply function.

    Maraming salamat po.

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    They are beautiful ! The merrilli color is so rich . I am on dial up some times slow . Thanks Gin

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