Vanda falcata Teiou

Vanda falcata Teiou

Vanda falcata Teiou. Vanda falcata previously knows as Neofinetia falcata.

Previous Awards:

Although, there are 106 AOS awards total for Vanda falcata there is no prior awards for this name.


The candidate has 9 flowers on one inflorescences. 

Plant with one robust growth on growing in a traditional Japanese style moss mount in a natural style ceramic pot. One inflorescence with nine flowers bloomed white and then within three days, turned deep yellow including the lip. Substance is firm and the texture is satiny. Pleasant fragrance similar to Vanda tessellata noted.

Flower Measurements:

NS H - 2.5 cm;                   NS V - 2.3 cm;

Dorsal Sep. W - 0.7 cm;    Dorsal Sep. L - 1.2 cm;

Petal W - 0.5 cm;               Petals L - 1.0 cm;

Lat/Synsepal W - 0.6 cm; Lat/Synsepal L - 1.7 cm;

Lip/Pouch W - 0.6 cm;      Lip/Pouch L - 1.0 cm;

Spur length 5.3 cm.

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

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

Awarded as the hybrid Vanda Kibana Furan 

Virtual Award Description

Nine flowers held gracefully just above the arched foliage on one robust 6-cm inflorescence, emerging from the fifth leaf axil of a one growth plant in a traditional moss mound, displayed in a natural motif ceramic pot; flowers creamy yellow; sepals and petals lanceolate, reflexed at apices; lip trilobed, side lobes porrect, midlobe bifircate at extreme apice, three keeled raised callus centrally; column white, anther cap yellow; substance firm; texture satiny; pleasant fragrance similar to V. tessellata noted. 

Grower's Advice

I chose this plant to exhibit since it was my only Vanda falcata type still blooming this season and it will likely be some time before we see these plants on the judging table with bloom times typically starting in June here in North America. I submitted the plant exactly the way the label stated as Vanda Kibana Teiou. Most exhibitors will not know what to include on the judging entry form and it will be up to us judges to help guide them through the process and encourage them to include notes that might be helpful as they fill out the form. This plant has a colored lip and is a deep yellow so it fits the description of the Vanda hybrid Kibana Furan with six already awarded by the AOS. Neofinetia falcata Teiou is the Japanese name for this plant and most Fukiran collectors will simply refer to it by its Japanese name only. There is some other Vanda parent in its background based on the characteristics (the fragrance of Mimi Palmer, wider flower segments, deep yellow color, heavy substance, lip midlobe shape are indicators in addition to the tell-tale yellow lip) If awarded at an AOS judging, the plant would receive a clonal name awarded as the hybrid Vanda Kibana Furan 'clonal name'.