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Different Color Variation of Waling-Waling at Mr. Jaime Chua’s Farm

Waling-waling is in blooming season this time of the year. Its flowering season usually at the start of the rainy season. July , August up to late September are the  blooming season for this orchid species. Some population can bloom by late October or February in higher elevations are also reported in Davao and Cotabato provinces. Orchid fanciers and collectors would always look for outstanding colors, variations, proliferousness.

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Scientific Name

Vanda sanderiana or Euanthe sanderiana  better known as the Waling-Waling to common people.

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Vanda sanderiana (pale form)

This orchid species was named after Henry Frederick Conrad Sander a noted orchidologist. The orchid is considered to be the “Queen of Philippine flowers” and is worshiped as a goddess by the indigenous Bagobo and Manobo tribes. Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach originally described named this orchid Vanda sanderiana in 1882.

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Legendary Goddess

It has two several forms pink and white, also referred to as alba. It was discovered around August 1880 . The natives called the legendary air-plant waring-waring which Roebelin was told, meant “beautiful goddess.” The Diangans -Bagobo who lived around the foothills o the big mountain had another name for it: Diwatang Madayaw. Literally translated, it meants ” Beautiful lady from heaven.”

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waling-waling pinkish color

This particular orchid species is the highlight of the annual Kadayawan Festival, the upcoming Negros Horticultural Society Show Augsut 28 to September 5, 2017 and the Philippine Orchid Society forthcoming show from September 2 to 16, 2017 at the Quezon Memorial Circle.

Mr. Jaime Chua is a plant and orchid collectors for many years and he is also a landscaper, plant judge.

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He had about 500 mature Waling-Waling orchids mounted growing on palm tree trunks and on trunks of Anonang trees or scientifically called Cordia dichotoma . His farm boasts of different color variations and sizes.

He had a farm located at Busay , Cebu province. Busay is about 304.01 meters or 997.42 feet elevation , which is still considered as lowland. But the topography and his cultural techniques, fertilization, climate are some of the reasons of his success in growing this particular orchid.

This orchid species does not like a lot of wind movement unlike the typical Vanda species.

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Vanda sanderiana with 9 spikes

Mr. Jaime Chua has been collecting outstanding Waling-Waling specimen orchid which he uses in his breeding program. He had several Waling-Waling crosses which he multiplies through tissue culture. He also breeds other Philippine orchid species.

The latest has 9 flower spikes that were still unopened as of August 19, 2017. Aside from the common form and color of Waling-Waling, Jaime has Waling-Waling with dark pink petals, petals with a tinge of orange, albata and alba.

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Vanda sanderiana variety albata Photo courtesy: Mr. Jaime Chua 

The Philippine Orchid Society which was founded in 1946 also uses the orchid in the logo .

Bibliography and References :

Graphic Magazine 1957

pages 227 to 229 Philippine Orchids, Reg S. Davis and Mona Liza Steiner ,published M & L Licudine Enterprises , 941 Quirino Avenue Don Galo, Paranaque, copyright 1952

pages 30 to 32, Davao Floriculture Journal , copyright 2000

online reference:  http://www.orchidspecies.com/euanthesanderiana.htm

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PHLPost Releases New Orchid on Stamps

Philippine Postal Corporation released a new set of stamps which features 2 Philippine orchid hybrids and 2 hybrids on its souvenir sheet and 1 endemic Philippine orchid on the common Php 12.00 stamp , Trichoglottis atropurpurea on souvenir sheet – souvenir sheet cost Php 48.00 plus 12% VAT . = Php 53.76 

Orchids is quite popular subject in local philately and there is high demand for stamp collectors , since these orchids species and hybrids cannot be easily grown .

orchid species and hybrids souvenir sheet 

The 2 Philippine orchid species includes Trichoglottis atropurpurea Reichb.f. 1877 which is endemic to the country and Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi Blume & Rchb.f. 1860 which is also found in other Asian countries.

Waling -waling also known as Euanthe sanderiana  or Vanda sanderiana Rchb.f 1882 .  Dendrobium sanderae variety luzonicum is found endemic to Central and Northern Luzon at an altitude of 1,000 meters to over 1,700 meters in elevation.

The two other orchid are hybrids Phalaenopsis Ching Hua and Rhyncholaeliacattelya Hsingying Rouge

Technical Description

DENO & QTY: P48.00—5,000 pcs.
DATE OF ISSUE: September 30, 2016
LAST DAY OF SALE: SEPTEMBER 29, 2017
SIZE OF STAMPS: (30mm x 40mm)
SHEET COMPOSITION: 4 Designs (Sheetlet of 16)
SIZE OF SOUVENIR SHEET: 12.5cm x 7.5cm
PERFORATION: 12.5 to 14 holes per 20mm
PRINTING PROCESS: Litho- Offset (4 colors)
PAPER: Imported Unwatermarked
PRINTER: Amstar Company, Inc.
GRAPHIC ARTIST: Victorino Z. Serevo

There are 96,000 pieces with 5,000 copies of souvenir sheet . The stamp is available at the main post office.

Please bear in mind that FDC and souvenir sheets had additional 12% VAT aside from the face value

References:

Vanda sanderiana : https://renz15.wordpress.com/tag/vanda-sanderiana/

http://www.orchidspecies.com/phalcoruucervi.htm

http://www.orchidspecies.com/euanthesanderiana.htm

http://www.orchidspecies.com/densanderae.htm

http://www.orchidspecies.com/trichbrachiata.htm

Philippine Postal Corporation : https://www.phlpost.gov.ph/stamp-releases.php

 

 

 

 

Big Winners at the 70th Mid-Year Philippine Orchid Society’s Show

Hardin ng mga Bulaklak ( HB / Flower Garden ) Quezon Memorial Circle-Philippines

Here are the important winners of the 70th Mid-Year Orchid and Garden Show

Container Garden – These are small container garden made from cement and with miniature size plants and accessories.

Third Place- Mr. Renato Sumalinog 

Second Place -Councilor Bong Pionela 

First Place – Mr. Noel Vincent ” Botchie” Canicula 

 

Mr. Noel Vincent ” Botchie” Canicula with his awarding winning landscape container garden

Orchid Winners

Best Cattleya : Cattleya Hsingying Cognac x Black Jack 

Owners: Mr. Manuel and Susan Lee

Best Dendrobium : Dendrobium Enobi Purple ” Mutation” 

Owners: Mr. Manuel and Mrs. Susan Lee

Best Other Genera -Monopodial Orchid

Christiera Luang Prabang ( Aerides lawrenciae X Ascocenda Tubtim Velvet )

Owners: Mr. Manuel and Mrs. Susan Lee

Best Other Genera -Sympodial Orchid 

Dendrochillum cobbianum

Owner: Mrs. Analiza Acosta

Best Vandaceous Alliance ,Best Philippine Hybrid 

Renanthera World Orchid Congress Singapore

Mrs. Corazon Purificacion and Mrs. Ana Ruth Purificacion-Conde

Best Vanda sanderiana

Mrs. Corazon Purificacion and Mrs. Ana Ruth Purificacion-Conde

Best Cultured Plant

Coelogyne pandurata

Mrs. Corazon Purificacion and Mrs. Ana Ruth Purificacion-Conde

 

Best Philippines Species 

Phalaenopsis equestris variety alba

Mrs. Evangeline Go

Best Ornamental Plant in Show 

Nepenthes hybrid (species globosa X mirabilis compact )

Owner: Mr. Jun Golamco

Note: Photos were taken by the author during the opening 

 

 

Walking Tour Around Quezon Memorial Circle

Quezon Memorial Circle , Quezon City -Philippines

group participants at the hardin ng mga bulaklak ( HB garden )

 It is orchid and garden show again this time of the year and we decided to open a guided tour around the orchid show , Quezon Memorial Shrine , Joy of Urban Farming and Quezon Heritage House. There were 35 participants with the status ” Going ” at the 69th mid-year orchid show tour Facebook event page . About 20 managed to showed-up during the duration of the tour, while some choose to stay at the orchid show site and enjoy the exhibits.

We were joined by a small group of bloggers, freelance photographers, educators , students ,  senior citizens and environmental advocates.

Vanda sanderiana -locally called Waling-waling

This is the highlight of this year’s annual show the blooming season of the rare Vanda sanderiana .

Vanda sanderiana variety alba

There is the pale alba form at the booth of Purificacion orchids which marveled the tour participants.

Pioneer Epoxy

There seems to be a lot going inside the orchid show , Aside from the regular plant bazaars ,  there are daily lectures and special on the spot painting contest  ( september 1)

Mr. Lino Rom’s commercial booth

However, some netizens are not very happy with the increased of the entrance fees from the usual Php 20 student and senior citizens and Php 30 for general public to Php 40 students and senior citizens and Php 50 general public .

Joy Urban Farming

But unknown to them , there is pick a price and special raffle to the visitors of the show. Some of the tour participants won Philippine Orchid Society key chains and epoxy .

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tour participants at the Quezon Heritage House

Dr. Tess Obusan of Kapitbahayan sa Kalye Bautista was also there to join us. By the time we finished the tour, there were only about a dozen of us.

Note: I would like to “Thank ” the following organizations which granted the permits and other necessary hand-outs- Quezon City government -office of vice-mayor Ms. Joy Belmonte, Quezon City Tourism Office, Communication Coordination Center , National Historical Commission of the Philippines – Ms. Janice and Philippine Orchid Society

Major Orchid and Plant Winners at the 69th Mid-Year Philippine Orchid Society’s Orchid and Garden Show

Hardin ng mga Bulaklak, ( Flower Garden ) , Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City -Philippines

Here are the Major Orchid and Ornamental Plant Winners at the 69th Mid-Year Orchid and Garden Show

BEST Cattleya

Epic. Mae Bly ” Ching Hua ” Splash

Exhibitor : Mrs. Corazon C. Purificacion and Mrs. Ana Ruth Purificacion-Conde

BEST Dendrobium

Dendrobium platycaulon

Exhibitor: Mrs. Corazon C. Purificacion and Mrs. Ana Ruth Purificacion-Conde

BEST Foreign Species

Ionopsis ulticulariodes

Exhibitor : Mr. Daniel Nuñez

BEST Philippine Species

Trichoglottis philippinensis

Exhibitor : Ms. Vangie Go

closer view of the flowers ( photo courtesy :Mr. Art Serbio and Philippine Orchid Society )

Trichoglottis philippinensis

BEST Vandaceous Alliance

Vanda Dr. Anek x Vanda Pornpimol

Exhibitor: Mrs. Susan and Mr. Manuel Lee

Best Phalaenopsis

Phalaenopsis Hsinying Fortune ” Fortune Star “

Exhibitor: Mrs. Corazon C. Purificacion and Mrs. Ana Ruth Purificacion -Conde

BEST Other Genera – Sympodial Orchid

( photo courtesy of Mr. Art Serbio and Philippine Orchid Society )

Galeandra baurei

Exhibitor: Mrs. Susan and Mr. Manuel Lee

Best Oncidium Alliance

Miltocidium Bartley Schwartz

closer view of the flowers ( photo courtesy :Mr. Art Serbio and Philippine Orchid Society )

Miltocidium Bartley Schwartz

Exhibitor: Mrs. Susan Lee and Mr. Manuel Lee

Best in Show – Orchid and BEST Vanda sanderiana

( photo courtesy : Mr. Art Serbio and Philippine Orchid Society )

Dra. Olivia Sanchez

Note : Best Orchid in Show got a throphy and Php 10,000 in cash courtesy of the Philippine Orchid Society