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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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15th Waling-Waling Festival at Robinson’s Place, Bacolod

This year the Orchid and Horticulture Organization of Negros, Inc. will be celebrating the 15th Waling-Waling Festival with a theme “Timeless Beauty: The Allure of the Waling” at Robinson’s Place, Bacolod City from August 28 to September 5, 2017. There will be displays of the precious collection of blooming Waling-waling of the members of the org. There will be displays showcasing how orchids can be used in flower arrangements and a photo contest also featuring the Waling-waling. Lectures will be held on orchid propagation and basic orchid fertilization among others.

After the warm summer months, the Habagat brings in the moonsoon to water the parched lands in the southern part of the Philippine archipelago. This abundance of rain after months of dryness, triggers as a form of celebration, the blooming of the Queen of Philippine Orchids, the magnificent Vanda sanderiana, more popularly known as the Waling-Waling. During these times, festivals and shows are being held extolling its unique beauty and proclaiming its importance in orchid horticulture through the multitude of hybrids made from it.

All orchid and plant enthusiasts and hobbyists are invited to visit and enjoy this once a year display of the Waling-waling.

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

 

 

 

 

Opening Highlights of the 70th Mid-Year Philippine Orchid Society’s Show

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

Philippine Orchid Society in partnership with Quezon City government , Quezon City Memorial Circle, Del Monte-Philippines, Villar Foundation , Goodwill Bookstore and members of different plant societies and garden clubs mounted a successful opening at the Hardin ng Bulaklak ( HB or Flower Garden) within Quezon Memorial Circle.

This year’s theme “ Building Bridges Through Orchids” enabling orchid growers to bridge orchid growing with other industries.

Philippine Orchid Society ‘s officers , special guests of honor and members

Among the prominent guests of honor includes Congresswoman Emmeline Aglipay-Villar , Sensei Ryugetsu Nakagawa , Mr. Tatsuo Kitagawa of Japan International Cooperation Agency , Quezon City government and Taiwan Bonsai Society members.

Quezon City Symphonic band

The event started with Quezon City Symphonic band played the national anthem and festive tunes. while ribbon cutting ceremonies started past 4:00PM which the guests of honor also toured the exhibition area and awarding ceremonies were also announced during the opening.

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L-R Mrs. Maria Teresa Cancio-Suplico of Goodwill Bookstore and lifetime member of the organization , Ms. Sally Uy Leuenberger of SUL Orchids of Davao and Ms. Evangie ” Vangie ” Go -President of the Philippine Orchid Society 

 

L-R Mrs. Lucy Tan , Mrs. Ellen Vallesteros and Mrs. Susan Lee at the registration area

The afternoon fanfare and opening ended with a fellowship cocktails. From August 26 to 29, there will be a photo contest where 3 amateurs and 3 professional photographers can compete at take photos of the orchids, ornamental plants or exhibits at the show. The winners will be awarded at the ceremony during the Manila Intentional Book Fair 2016   . 

Orchid Landscape Winners

 

Third Prize : Mrs. Corazon Purificacion and Mrs. Anna Ruth Purificacion -Conde

The orchid landscape exhibit of mother and daughter tandem had different orchid hybrids and species from the country . The best Euanthe sanderiana or Waling-waling of the show was owned by the Purificacion Orchids. There are also interesting sculpture using stones and wires which looked-like ants and spiders .

Second Prize: Ms. Evangeline Go

 Sensei Ryugetsu Nakagawa, Ms. Evangeline Go and Congresswoman Emmeline Aglipay-Villar. Her orchid landscape exhibit had Waling-Walings ( Euanthe sanderiana) pink and ordinary forms, Dendrobium , Phalaenopsis , Kagawaras, Mokara hybrids

 

First Place: Mr. Manuel and Mrs. Susan Lee

The exhibit booth of husband and wife tandem showcased the different Phalaenopsis , Cattleyas, Dendrobiums , strap-leaf Vanda hybrids , ornamental plants,ferns,episcias, begonia  and Kiyapo ( Quiapo ) or water lettuce.

 Mr. Manuel and Mrs. Susan Lee together with special guests and members

Mr. Lino Aromin from Baguio

The show will be until September 5 with daily lectures starts at past 2:00pm . Entrance fees for students and senior citizens with valid ID’s is at Php 20.00 and Php 30.00 for general admission.

14th Waling-waling Festival

The Negros Occidental Orchid Society ( NOOS) is presenting to the public the 14th Mid-Year Orchid Show. The show which is known as Waling-waling festival will showcase the bloom of the majestic Waling-waling orchid .

The venue will be held at the fountain area Robinson’s Place from August 9 to 17, 2016.