Papilionanda Motes Purple Haze

Papilionanda Motes Purple Haze

(Vanda Karnda (1981) 'Hampshire' JC/AOS

Papilionanda Arjuna 'Illuminated' AM/AOS)

Papilionanda Motes Purple Haze  (V. Karnda (1981) x Pda. Arjuna).

This cross was originated and registered by Motes Orchids in 2019. This new cross has several Vanda species in the background, most important are V. tessellata 62.5%; V. sanderiana 12.5% and V. curvifolia 12.5%.

Previous Awards:

There is no AOS awards for this cross. 

V. Karnda (1981) has 2 AOS awards, both in 1988.

Pda. Arjuna received 14 AOS awards. The latest award was granted in August 6, 2022.


The candidate has 9 flowers and 1 bud on one 20-cm upright inflorescence.

Flower Measurements:

NS H - 4.8 cm;                   NS V - 5.0 cm;

Dorsal Sep. W - 1.7 cm;    Dorsal Sep. L - 2.3 cm;

Petal W - 1.8 cm;               Petals L - 2.2 cm;

Lat/Sepal W - 2.0 cm; Lat/Sepal L - 2.7 cm;

Lip/Pouch W - 0.8 cm;     Lip/Pouch L - 1.8 cm.

Exhibitor - Bill and Deb Bodei, NJ (Associate Judge, Northeast Judging Center)

Plant has been nominated for flower award and scored 79 pts (Highly Commended Certificate)

Virtual Award Description

Nine flowers and one bud on one 20-cm upright inflorescence; sepals of petals tan, overlaid and tessellated rich mahogany; lip rose, mid lobe darker rose distally; column rose, darker rose basally, anther cap yellow; substance firm, texture waxy.