Sunday, February 26, 2017

Vanda Edwin's White Romance (Vanda luzonica x Vanda Nakornsawan Belle)

Seidenanda Teddy Bear (V. lamellata x Seidenfadenia mitrata)

Coelogyne lentiginosa Lindl. 1852

This plant is being grown in the central part of the island, in a mountainous area where the local temperatures are usually cooler than on the rest of the island.

Brassolaelia Morning Glory

A nice plant that grows very well in the hot climate of coastal Puerto Rico.  The flowers are variable in the extent of color and the venation from clone to clone.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Dendrobium oligophyllum Gagnep.1950, a miniature

Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi [Breda] Blume & Rchb.f. 1860, red flowered form

The flowers are very nice but it is hard to get a good photo of them because they are so waxy the flash bounces from the petals as if from a mirror produced areas where all details and color are erased.

Encyclia cordigera [HBK] Dressler 1964, a particularly fine flower

The flower of this plant is among the largest I have seen in a cordigera orchid.  The pseudobulbs are large and husky.  The plant is the property of a friend, he has cultivated it to perfection.  The plant was brought on a local vendor, but appears to be the product of a cross of superior plants.