Phalaenopsis, Doritis and Doritaenopsis

Those orchids, formerly in the genus, Doritis, have now been reclassified by some botanical taxonomists as being Phalaenopsis, although in the trade, they are still frequently referred to as Doritis. Phalaenopsis, Doritis, whatever name is used for this group of orchids, they are characteristically small to medium sized orchids that closely resemble the foliage of other moth orchids. These monopodial plants have thick, oblong and stiff-textured leaves that are dark green on top and sometimes purple or burgundy on the underside. However, the flowers they bear differentiate them from other Phalaenopsis.

The flowers of Doritis have a very distinctive spear-shaped lip. In fact, botanist John Lindley may have alluded to this spear-like lip when he named this genus Doritis since the Greek word for spear is Dory. An alternate theory for the origin of the name is that it is a diminutive form of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, perhaps in reference to the charm of these flowers.

To further distinguish these species from the other Phalaenopsis, the lips of their flowers are three-lobed, where the middle lobes are larger with a slightly wavy margins. At the base of the lips and behind the two side lobes are two antennae. These species’ flowers also tend to be smaller than other Phalaenopsis blooms. They are usually no more than 1.5 inches (4 cm.) across, sometimes even smaller. The flowers frequently come in pastel colors and light to dark purple, and are borne in multiples along a bare, stiff spike emerging from a clump of leaves. Unlike other Phalaenopsis inflorescences that tend to gracefully arch, Doritis flower spikes are often stiff and erect as a result of their mostly terrestrial habitat. Note that most other Phalaenopsis are epiphytic.

These summer blooming orchids are natives of Southeast Asian countries such as Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Burma, Cambodia, and Laos, and South Asia countries as well like Nepal, India and Sri Lanka. There are only a few species within this group, but they are frequently interbred with other Phalaenopsis species and hybrids to create thousands of hybrids frequently referred to as Doritaenopsis, a fabricated word that combines Doritis with Phalaenopis.

phalaenopsis orchids

phalaenopsis orchids

Doritis orchids

Doritis orchid

Doritaenopsis

Doritaenopsis Orchid

source

http://EzineArticles.com/3334459
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doritis

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Vertical gardens, Interior decorations and orchids

vertical garden

vertical garden or green wall is a wall, either free-standing or part of a building, that is partially or completely covered with vegetation and, in some cases, soil or an inorganic growing medium.

vertical gardens interior

vertical gardens interior

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vertical garden exterior

Vertical Orchid Gardens 

vertical orchid

vertical garden with orchid

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Required hardware ?

may help the following links

http://www.chhajedgarden.com/Vertical-Wall-Panels-/Vertical-Wall-Garden-Panel-Set–Pack-of-4-Per-Set—-copy-id-237075.html
http://www.uzplanters.com/products/grovert-vertical-wall-garden
http://inhabitat.com/flora-grubb-panels-let-you-design-your-own-vertical-garden/flora-grub-vertical-garden-9/

Interior Decorations Hardware shop Links

1) http://factorydirectcraft.com/
2
http://www.zansaar.com/

Reference

1)  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_wall
2) http://www.architectureartdesigns.com/30-marvelous-vertical-garden-designs-to-inspire-you/
3) http://www.livingwallart.com/category/vertical-garden-installations/page/5/
4) http://inhabitat.com/nyc/photos-patrick-blancs-enchanting-vertical-garden-wonderland-is-laced-with-7000-orchids-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden/patrick-blanc-garden-17/?extend=1

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Vanda Kerala species

From the book Orchids Of India III: Biodiversity And Status Of Vanda Jones found that the variety of vanda possible in Kerala, India are

1) vanda vtessalata

vtessalata
2) vanda testacea

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3) vanda thwaitesii

thwaitesii

4)  Vanda wightii

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we believe these plants unexpectedly found in our backyard is one of these species

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Reference

http://presam77.blogspot.in/2011/04/vanda-wightii-versus-vanda-thwaitesii.html

http://pettayil.blogspot.in/

http://presam77.blogspot.in/

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Dactylorhiza fuchsii

Dactylorhiza-fuchsii

Dactylorhiza fuchsii a splendid cultivated form of this easy plant. Attractive greyish leaves are lightly covered in diffuse purple spots.
This is held below long, packed spikes of shell-pink flowers, each of which is intricately spotted and dotted with
candy pink.An easy plant, in the garden, in a moist sunny soil. The best Dactylorhiza to start with,
and one which will, in time, make a splendid garden display.

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Ophrys lutea

ophrys   lutea

Ophrys lutea is found in Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Greece and the surrounding Mediterranean islands and plus
western area North Africa in cool grassy areas of 0 to 1800m in elevation.It is found in areas with partial sun.
Plant blooms from winter to spring with two to ten 2.5 cm flowers.
Plant should be grown from seeds. Avoid fertilizers, transplanting, and fungicide because it may kill
the symbiotic fungus. Plant in low nutrient soil with partial sun.

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Cyrtochilum macranthum

cyrtochilum    -   macranthum

Cyrtochilum macranthum is native to Columbia, Ecuador and Peru. It is a protected species according to the Washington Convention.Cyrtochilum macranthum is a species in the genus Cyrtochilum which belongs to the family of the Orchidaceae (Orchideen).Cyrtochilum macranthum has simple leaves. They are linear with entire margins.The flowers are orchid-shaped and yellow. The plants bloom from May to July.

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Ascocentrum garayi

ascocentrum   -    garayi

Ascocentrum has about six species in Asia and the Philippines that are compact vanda like plants and
have upright inflorescences with dense cones of smaller flowers.
Most of these plants are warm to intermediate growers that like slat basket culture with little or no potting media.
The offspring have the small plant size of the ascocentrum combined with the larger flower size of the vanda.

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Anguloa brevilabris

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Anguloas, also called Tulip Orchids, are relatives of the Lycaste orchid genus.
They are found in South American rainforests. The flowers have good substance, and they are fragrant orchids,
typically smelling of cinnamon. Colors are geen, white, yellow, and red.
The flowers are round and curved inward, giving them a resemblance to tulips.
They have large, thick pseudobulbs, with long, thin, veined leaves.

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Terrestrial Orchids (ground orchids)

Pleione formosana

Phaius tankervilliae

Nervilia orchid

Terrestrial orchids share some characteristics with their greenhouse counterparts. These plants come in many shapes and size, produce blossoms in a rainbow of colors, and are famous for filling the night air with wonderful aromas. Unlike their tropical cousins, however, these woodland flowers do not produce aerial roots or stems that climb trees and bushes. They prefer to keep their roots firmly planted in the earth.

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