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Vanda tricolor

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by KellyW, Mar 17, 2014.

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  1. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Kew lists V. tricolor, V. tricolor var. tricolor, and V. tricolor var. suavis all as accepted names. I don't know what the differences are so for now I am just calling mine Vanda tricolor. This is an infrequent bloomer for me. Grown very bright, intermediate and year-round water. I grow it hanging from a wire.
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    lexusnexus New Member

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    Beautiful orchid, Kelly!
     
  3. Ricardo

    Ricardo Slave of demanding bird

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    I have that same plant, it is deliciously fragant. As far as I know the suavis type only has two colors, unlike the nominate variety which has three.
     
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    Wonderful, such a great Vanda!
     
  5. chicago chad

    chicago chad Active Member

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    If I had room for Vandas this would be one of the species. They grow into monsters after a few years and put on a great show.
     
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    Wow! Very pretty.. I have one which I believe is a Vanda like as well but I'm not sure.. 1975268_10201736974808537_1844632254_n.jpg

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    chicago chad Active Member

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    Yes Tortz. That is also a Vanda.
     
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    Thank you Chicago Chad. I have to do some research to know what variety of Vanda this is
     
  9. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I suspect that it is a hybrid and not a species. That can make it difficult to impossible to know with certainty what the parentage is.