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Vanda Miss Joaquim aka Papilionanthe Miss Joaquim

Posted in Orchids, Vanda with tags , on August 19, 2011 by orchideae

Papilionanthe Miss Joaquim no doubt the first hybrid to be registered by the female orchid hybridiser -Miss Agnes Joaquim residing in Singapore. The description of the plant of Papilionanthe Miss Joaquim was described by Henry Ridley, published in Gardener’s Chronicle, June 24, 1893, p740
” New or Noteworthy Plants- VANDA MISS JOAQUIM[ Inter V. hookerianam et V. teretem proles hybrida]

A few years ago, Miss Joaquim a lady residing in Singapore well known for her success as a horticulturist, succeeded in crossing Vanda hookeriana Rchb.f., and V teres, two plants cultivated in almost everygarden in Singapore. Unfortunately no record was kept to which was used as the male. The result has now appeared in the form of a very beautiful plant quite intermeida between the two species and as I cannot find any record of this cross having been made before, I describe it herewith.”

Papilionanthe Miss Joaquim is a free flowering plant which do very well in open area in sunny Singapore. Regular fertilizing would ensure plenty of flowers throughout the year.

This start the very colourful journey for Papilionanthe Miss Joaquim. This beautiful hybrid is chosen to be Singapore National flower in 1981. But till this days there are still talks on the uncertainties on the origin of its parentage.

Whose account is fictious or real, you would have to judge for yourself. These can be seen in the internet and publications such as follows:-

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Malayan Orchid Review Vol 33/1999

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Malayan Orchid Review Vol 38/2004

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Biology of Vanda Miss Joaquim

Internet:- http://www.amassia.com.au/debate1.htm#Background to the debate

The following are some of the Papilionanthe Miss Joaquim’s related stamps and postmarks

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Postmark – Still Road

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Postmark- Lim Ah Pin Road

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Postmark- Simpang Bedok

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Postmark- Jalan Kayu

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Postmark- Ngee Soon

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Postmark- Bukit Panjang

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Postmark- Serangoon Road

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Postmark- Queenstown

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Postmark- Macpherson

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Postmark- M3

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Postmark- C11

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Postmark- Tanglin

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Postmark- Sembawang

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Postmark- Owen Road

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Postmark- Towner Road

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Postmark- Paya Lebar

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Postmark- Killiney Road

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Postmark- Sepoy Lines

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Postmark- Kampong Glam

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Postmark- Kampong Glam

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Postmark- Registration

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Postmark- K

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Postmark- Singapore

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Postmark- Keppel Harbour

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Postmark- Thomson Road

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Postmark- Newton

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Postmark- Katong

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Postmark- Geylang

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Postmark- Taman Jurong

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Postmark- Maxwell Road

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Postmark- Joo Chiat

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Postmark- Farrer Road

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Postmark- Kandang Kerbau

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Postmark- Alexandra Road

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Postmark- Bukit Timah

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Postmark- Queen Street

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Postmark- Siglap

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Postmark- North Canal Road

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Postmark- Serangoon Garden

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Latifah Elisa Kusrini ‘s talk at OSSEA on the 7th of August 2011 for the post conference trip to East Java and Bali ( 17 – 23 November 2011 )

Posted in 2011, Events happening around the region, Singapore with tags , , , , on August 9, 2011 by orchideae

Prior to the World Orchid Conference 2011, a friend of OSSEA from Indonesia came and gave an insight of what participants from the Post -conference trip to Java and Bali could see. She introduced to audience the orchid industry of Java and Bali. She gave a brief insight to the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park and some of the orchids which one may be able to spot when visiting the park. She also gave a brief introduction to Bali and the works that are carried out by Milo at Bali.

The following are excerpts from the talk:-

Indonesia is actually an orchid heaven for orchid lovers. For those who can afford to spare the time and money should sign up for the trip , please contact the appointed “Official Travel Agent” if interested:

Burnaby Solutions Pte Ltd
Contact Person: Miss Lim Chee Yi
52 Ubi Avenue 3, #05-45 Frontier, Singapore 408867
Tel: (65) 6848 1345
Fax: (65) 6848 1357
Email: limcheeyi@burnaby-solutions.com
Website: http://www.burnaby-solutions.com

For the Itinerary of the trip please refer to”https://www.burnaby-solutions.com/20woc2011/IndonesiaTour.html”