Hi Dicon, Sean, Andreas and everybody,
About Vanda coerulea: coerulea means blue or something in that range. For me this is a beautiful pink or very light purple var. which isn't usual for a Vanda coerulea. It could be something as a Vanda coerulea var. Rosea.
Yeah, me and colours... My wife and I always have discussions about blue, purple, pink,.... . I've heard so often that I'm colour-blind, after some time the docile husband starts thinking it's real. Or am I getting older???
I'm surprised to see this Aëranthes. I think the explanation of Andreas is correct. About 17 years ago I received some collected unidentified Aëranthes seeds from the Comores. They told me this was propably a new species.
I've sown them in-vitro and I received a nice bunch of seedlings. At this moment the most of my 50 plants I own have already flowered and there is a colour-range between white/transparant and yellow-gold. (I've never asked the opinion of my wife ). I've made pics of several plants but these guys are difficult to photopgraph. Where is this Aëranthes species described?
It's very difficult to see two complete opened flowers on a single stem of a Phragmipedium bessae or a hybrid of this species. Most of the time the old flower drops down at the moment that the next flower opens. The fallen flower looks always brandnew without any sign of decay.
These are my thoughts :?