Epidendrum ‘Ivan Gašparovič’ orchid

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This orchid was named after His Excellency Ivan Gašparovič, Then President of the Slovak Republic on the occasion of his visit to National Orchid Garden on 13 October 2006.

Epidendrum ‘Ivan Ivan Gašparovič’ = Epidendrum cinnabarinum x Epidendrum ‘Spirit of Volunteerism’

Epidendrum,  abbreviated Epi in the horticultural trade, is a large neotropical genus of the orchid family. With more than 1,100 species, some authors describe it as a mega-genus. The genus name [from Greek ɛpɨ, epi and δένδρον, dendron, “upon trees”] refers to its epiphytic growth habit.

Photo: National Orchid Garden, Singapore [20150326]

Source: Wikipedia

Mokara ‘Laura Bush’ orchid

This orchid was named after Mrs. Laura Bush,  then first lady of the United States of America on her visit on 2003.

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Mokara ‘Laura Bush’ = Arachnis ‘Maggie Oei’  x Ascocenda ‘Tubbim Velvet’, yellow flower speckled with pale orange-brown spots.

Mokara is an intergeneric hybrid between orchid genera Arachnis × Ascocentrum × Vanda.

Photo: National Orchid Garden, Singapore [20150326]

Source: Wikipedia

Renantanda ‘Akihito’ orchid

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So vibrant, confident, yet sweet.

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This orchid was named in honour of Emperor Akihito of Japan during his visit in 1970.

Renantanda ‘Akihito’ = Vanda ‘Manila’ x Ranantanda coccinea

× Renantanda, abbreviated Rntda. in the horticultural trade, is the nothogenus for intergeneric hybrid x between the orchid genera Renanthera and Vanda. Its parent plants are both endangered, and have separate breeding seasons, so this hybrid is incredibly rare. Because of that, it is highly marketable, and is collected by amateur and professional florists alike.

Photos: National Orchid Garden, Singapore [20150326]

Source: Wikipedia

Dendrobium ‘Hifikepunye Pohamba’ orchid

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This orchid was named after His Excellency Hifikepunye Pohamba, President of the Republic of Namibia on the occasion of his visit to the National Orchid Garden on 1 November 2006.

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Dendrobium ‘Hifikepunye Pohamba’ = Dendrobium ‘Jaquelyn Concert’ x Dendrobium ‘Intan Delima’.

Photos: National Orchid Garden, Singapore [20150326]

Source: Wikipedia

Dendrobium ‘Matti’ orchid

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This orchid is named after His Excellency Matti Vanhanen, Prime Minister of the Republic of Finland on the occasion of his visit to the National Orchid Garden on November 18, 2009.

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Dendrobium ‘Matti’ = Dendrobium ‘Masahito and Hanako’ x Dendrobium Burana Pearl.

Photos: National Orchid Garden, Singapore [20150326]

Source: Wikipedia