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difference princess mikasa and vanda sansai blue

This is a discussion on difference princess mikasa and vanda sansai blue within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; hello guys.... i have a vanda with no tag and it is now in bloom ...

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    Question difference princess mikasa and vanda sansai blue

    hello guys.... i have a vanda with no tag and it is now in bloom and when i tried looking for the id i found out that the princess mikasa and vanda sansai blue looks the same. The flower of my vanda looks like these two so how will i know which is the real id of my vanda?

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    There is always the expensive testing route...otherwise, call it pretty names and enjoy it's mysterious beauty. or...Try taking it to a local orchid meeting, generally there is a local expert who will try and properly name it for you.
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    Not really a good way to be 100% correct by visual comparison .
    Unless you are going to use it for reproduction just enjoy it as a no name . Gin

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    Yes, that is the hardest part about having a beautiful NOID. That is will probably always be a noid.

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    Seeing as Princess Mikasa is an Ascocenda, and Sansai Blue is a Vanda, are there any general characteristics that would help differentiate between the two types of hybrids?

    Or are the two types of hybrids so closely interlinked that they can't be differentiated between?

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    I am no vanda expert, however there must be a way of differeniating them by the foliage as well
    Of course you do not know if it is yet another hybrid that could be similar...

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    ya for sure- throw up some photos of the two plants or two flowers.. if you are sure one is mikasa and one is sansai i could tell you which is which.. all of my sansai blues are blooming out to look similar to an improved V. coerulea with the mikasa's smaller and more dark purple..

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    thanks for all the suggestions and info will post pictures tomorow.

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    princess mikasa and sansai blue flowers are significantly different. sansai blue is much larger, and less flat (in general). also, the blue mikasas I've seen are more concolor blue whereas sansai blue tends to have that coerulea-type netting with the white to light blue background. however, there are many other crosses that look like either of these two hybrids and it would be near impossible to definitively ID a tagless plant.

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