Saturday, August 20, 2011

Neofinetia falcata 'Gojyo Fukurin'

Neofineta falcata is a well known miniature orchid, both because of its lovely long-spurred flowers and because of its beautiful fragrance. It is another orchid that has been extensively interbred by the Japanese, producing many unusual (and expensive) varieties.

This variety is typical in size and leave shape but is known for its variegated foliage, green with creamy yellow margins.  It seems to have less scent also than the common variety of the species, but perhaps that is only my lack of ability to detect the scent.

It is native to Japan and is a part of the Vanda alliance though it is dwarfed by its larger cousins.  It has also been increasingly used in hybridizing with other members of the Vanda alliance to produce small plants with delicately colored flowers. 


  1. So beautiful! And this plant also special with the variegated leaf. Thanks for sharing ;)

  2. Thanks for commenting and taking the time to view it, my friend.

  3. I think that a bit you simplified Neofinetia history. There are many varieties which aren't hybrids for her.

    I must here more often look.


  4. Hi friend. Thanks for your visit. I meant only that the Japanese have crossed these themselves to produce many varieties - they are not really hybrids since it is just selective breeding.

  5. In both your Neo posts you mention not being able to detect their fragrance. Check at dusk; they really pump it out then! Four flowers or so will fill a whole room.

  6. Thanks for the info. I'll have to check them next time they bloom, and perhaps that is the reason since I am rarely around at that time.