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Vanda parviflora

This is a discussion on Vanda parviflora within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This one is blooming now. A native to the Himalayan regions of Asia (Burma and ...

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    Default Vanda parviflora

    This one is blooming now. A native to the Himalayan regions of Asia (Burma and India), it is typically a compact, cool-growing epiphyte. This plant here is a couple feet tall, and much larger than a Vanda parviflora I saw a couple years ago at a show. A unique thing about this plant is its ability to spike at EVERY joint where the leaf adnates with the main stem. It is quite floriferous, and has already bloomed 4 spikes this year (I selfed a few flowers and outcrossed with my Asco. christensonianum on two of the spikes), and this is the last one for a while. There is another spike starting in the next leaf up Well, here's the picture of the inflorescence and flowers...

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    Great color, Pat!

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    The contrast of the colors makes for a very striking spike! Good growing, Pat!

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    Never would have thought "Vanda" to see these flowers; they look much more like the blooms on my encyclias! Interesting, as always, Pat.

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    Thanks everyone! The color combination is VERY striking in person...

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    Never would have thought "Vanda" to see these flowers; they look much more like the blooms on my encyclias! Interesting, as always, Pat.
    That's the first thing I thought when I saw my posted pics.

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    These are really cute! Nice job! Cool that you're doing your own crosses too...I hope to someday get to that point! haha... I've done it in school w/ the university orchids, but never with my own!

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    Very beautiful coloration. I bet the cross with the Asco. will be very interesting!

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