Friday, March 23, 2012

Pretty picture: Ascocenda Suksamran Sunshine

This was unfortunately destined to be a crappy picture -- the original was too washed out and blue, and my efforts to fix that only succeeded in making it too dark as well. But maybe this will help you appreciate the (mostly better) set from the 2012 show, which begin next Tuesday.

It's possible that the correct name is Sunlight, not Sunshine; Google has results for both, and the flowers look basically the same under both names, so after trying to figure it out for a while, I gave up.

Ascocenda is, as we all know, the name for crosses of Ascocentrum and Vanda. Google suggests that care for Ascocenda is basically the same as for Vanda.


orchideya said...

Nice, warm and cheerful flowers.
Even though registered at the same time in 1993 by Suksamran, Suksamran Sunlight and Suksamran Sunshine are two different hybrids. But they do have the same pollen parent. That probably explains similarity in blooms.
I usually use the International Orchid Register website to check the names of grexes under question.
Looking forward to more orchid pictures.

mr_subjunctive said...


A lot of times when I've tried to use the IOR site to identify a plant, I've come up empty, though. I suspect this is often because I'm starting out with a name that's wrong, so of course that name isn't going to be in their records, so I get no results.