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Vanda merrillii classic color form

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by ntgerald, Sep 21, 2009.

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  1. ntgerald

    ntgerald Member

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    Found in the Philippines on the island of Luzon at elevations around 500 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing, monopodial epiphyte with an elongated stem carrying several, linear-oblong, recurved leaves that blooms on an axillary, horizontal to ascending, 10" [25 cm] long, several to many [10 to 15] flowered inflorescence with spicily fragrant, fleshy, waxy, glossy, long-lasting flowers occuring in the spring. From IOSPE.
    Actually, the plant has been found in other islands as well.
     
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    That's one of the plants that got me hooked on orchids. If I was still growing vandas, I'd have one for sure. Bravo! :clap:
     
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    yummy
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Very nice species. Thanks.