This cross was made by the late Wilbur Chang and registered several years ago by H&R Nurseries. The flower is large measuring more than 5 inches vertically. The has a fragrance that is probably not pleasant to most. The plant is kept in a shady area and misted daily. It is growing in a wood basket with large orchid bark as the media.
This is an old timer that I received from Williette Wong several years ago. The plant is growing in a 6-inch plastic pot with orchid bark as the media. The color of the flowers makes this species very attractive. This article and photos were contributed by Mel Waki.
This is a plant that I purchased from Hawaiian Orchid Source in July 2007 on an orchid field trip to Waimanalo. At that time the plant was a small seedling growing in a 2-inch clay pot. The plant got my attention when the label said it was a yellow honohono. The plant has subsequently bloomed and has been identified as Den. heterocarpum. The blooms appear on leafless canes with 3 to 4 flowers appearing at each node. The longest cane more »
It must be the blooming season for L. purpurata as several are in bloom in my orchid collection. One of my favorites is pictured below. I got this plant from Orchid Center a few years ago. It is a cross of L. purpurata var. flammea ‘Xint’ and L. purpurata var. rosada ‘Dark Hsinying’. The plant is growing in orchid bark mix in a 5-inch plastic pot. The plant receives afternoon sun under 50 percent shade cloth. (Article and photo submitted more »