Over the weekend, I did a few more plantings for my weekend farm.
I have not visited my weekend farm for a long time already; but I would like to share some interesting plants flowering in the lowlands of Manila.
I attached some Vanda lamellata plants to this coffee tree a few months ago and now a lot of them are flowering.
One plant which came from Mindoro looks very distinct.
It definitely does not look like the variety from calayan islands nor the type species.
But it does resemble the variety remediosae and variety boxalli a bit.
I wonder if this could be new.
This is the first Vanda lamellata to bloom in the weekend farm!
The plant was a cutting separated from a clump of Vanda lamellata var. remediosae which originated from the Calayan islands in North Luzon.
…the original clump had flowers that looked like the photo below:
I attached the stem cutting to a coffee tree at the weekend farm around two months ago.
…looking at the blooms, it seems to be more similar to the “boxalli” variety.
perhaps the cold weather made it evolve into a different variety at an instant?
I took photos go the same plant yesterday and the plant is really a Vanda lamellata var. remediosae. The photo above (using a camera phone) just made it look like Vanda lamellata var. boxalli. Below are photos using a better camera