Great color, Pat!
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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 ...
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...
Better picture of the flower...
Great color, Pat!
The contrast of the colors makes for a very striking spike! Good growing, Pat!
Never would have thought "Vanda" to see these flowers; they look much more like the blooms on my encyclias! Interesting, as always, Pat.
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!
Very beautiful coloration. I bet the cross with the Asco. will be very interesting!