Cleisocentron gokusinii

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Is it…sort of a succulent Vanda?
Hmmm.. at first I was sorta horrified by that description, then I had to laugh. I guess in some ways the stem/leaf grow habit looks that way. The flower habit not so much. I hope the taxonomy wing never gets that idea. And while I like vandas I’m pretty partial to this beauty.
 

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Actually, many orchids would be considered to be "succulents" since structures such as pseudobulbs and thickened leaves are water retaining, succulent tissue. According to Wikipedia:

"...succulent plants are drought-resistant plants in which the leaves, stem, or roots have become more than usually fleshy by the development of water-storing tissue.[4] Other sources exclude roots as in the definition "a plant with thick, fleshy and swollen stems and/or leaves, adapted to dry environments".
 
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Hmmm.. at first I was sorta horrified by that description, then I had to laugh. I guess in some ways the stem/leaf grow habit looks that way. The flower habit not so much. I hope the taxonomy wing never gets that idea. And while I like vandas I’m pretty partial to this beauty.
We’ll you got me wanting one. And wanting to see what it does bred to Neofinetia falcata and Angraecum urischianum. 🤪
 

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Nothing too special. GH temps range 40-80 F, good humidity, 3-4K FC light, good air movement. Mine has always been mounted, I don’t know how it might fair in a pot.
I had one in my previous collection too but it didn't branch out like yours... I grew mine the same way too... Thanks.
 

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I had one in my previous collection too but it didn't branch out like yours... I grew mine the same way too... Thanks.
Tom, I agree, more branch than keiki. I hope to see it continue to expand. I’d like to grow it to specimen size.. but one knows one shouldn’t say so out loud….
 
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