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Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Harvey south florida z10b, Apr 10, 2019.
Just about peak bloom...
Very nicely flowered.
The thick rigid short near-succulent leaves with red spotting are indicative of Vanda garayi, which has often been misidentified as V. miniata. The midlobe of the lip of V. garayi is straight and somewhat concave.
V. miniata produces longer thinner unspotted, downcurved green leaves that are of similar width. The orange flowers have a red-tinged margin and the lip midlobe is apically decurved.
See Nasanisa's post, which shows V. miniata Ascocentrum miniatum
Christenson, E.A. (1992) "Notes on Asiatic Orchids." Lindleyana, 7 (2): 88-94.
Cootes, J. & E.A. Christenson (1995) "The Orange Flowered Ascocentrum Species - Let's get their Names Right!" Orchids Australia, 7 (6): 18-19.
Thank you for the correction. I like to keep the tags correct!
I love orange orchids, and this one looks so... joyful. Thank you for sharing