Waling-waling (Vanda sanderiana)
Dancing Lady Orchid (Oncidium sp.)
Mrs. Sanders dendrobium (Dendrobium sanderae var luzonicum)
Moth Orchid (Phalaenopsis sp.)
Miniature Sheets of 16 (Four
Souvenir Sheets of Four (5,000)
Dear Antler Moth Orchid (Phalaenopsis comu-cervi)*
Catleya (Hsinying rouge ‘CH # 6’ Rhyncholaeliocattleya)
Moth Orchid (Phalaenopsisching hua wizard x hsinying Julia)
Dark Purple Trichoglottis (Trichoglottis atropurpurea)
* Wrong spelling of name on
stamps - "Dear" instead of "Deer"
Graphic Artist: Victorino Z. Serevo
Jonathan Blaza (Photo Provider)
First Day Covers: Manila
Waling-waling (Vanda sanderiana).
Considered to be the "Queen of Philippine Flowers".
It is also worshipped as Diwata (fairy) by the native Bagobos
and discovered in the year 1882. It is the rarest, most beautiful,
and most expensive orchid among thousands of species in the
Philippines. It is also one
of the largest species of orchids in the world. Out of 8,000 species
of flowering plants around the world, 3,500 species can be found
only in the country. The discovery of this wild flower has prompted
cultivation of colorful and attractive hybrids that are now part of
the world’s multibillion-dollar orchid and cut flower industry.
Dancing Lady (Oncidium Orchid).
Produces dozens of small
flowers at the same time, giving a spectacular show that lasts for
several weeks. It has
multiple blooms of bright yellow with a reddish brown center. The
flowers can have large, bright yellow labellum or lip which people
likened to the skirt of a ballerina.
As the flower stems sway in the breeze the flowers dance,
giving the impression of dancing ladies.
Mrs. Sander's Dendrobium (Dendrobium sanderae).
Native to the Philippines
and found in the mountainous region of Central Luzon specifically in
the Luzon tropical pine forests at altitudes of about 1000 to 1600
meters. They grow on the trunks of pine trees and blooms during the
Moth Orchid (Phalaenopsis).
Locally known as “Mariposa”,
this is one of the most popular orchids which are pleasing
to the eyes. Flower
shape appearing like large moths or butterflies flying in the air.
Used both in landscaping and also in garden shows as a
specimen plant. The species is also used as a breeding stock
in the development of modern Phalaenopsis hybrids of today.
On Souvenir Sheets:
Deer Antler Moth Orchid (Phalaenopsis
The compact deer antler moth orchid bears branched stems decorated
with star-like, spotted blossoms. Naturally
found growing as an epiphyte (growing upon a plant) or lithophyte
(growing upon a rock), this fragrant orchid is native to forested
regions from India to Indonesia and the Philippines.
They thrive in hot tropical climates and requires bright
filtered light for good growth and flowering. It is a true epiphyte
that grows best mounted on a tree trunk, cork slab or nestled in a
slatted basket or pot.
Catleya (Hsinying rouge ‘CH #6’
Rhyncholaeliocattleya, abbreviated Rlc. in the horticultural
trade, is the orchid nothogenus for intergeneric hybrid greges
containing at least one ancestor species from each of the two
ancestral genera Rhyncholaelia Schltr, Cattleya Lindl., and from no
other genera. The many
greges in this nothogenus are among the most spectacular of
cultivated orchids. Many are particularly valued for the large
Purple Trichoglottis (Trichoglottis atropurpurea).
A species of orchid endemic to the Philippines.
This hot to warm growing epiphyte was first found growing in
mangrove swamp in the islands of Biliran, Catanduanes, Mindanao (Agusan
del Sur and Davao) and Polillo.
The plant shares the same appearance with T. philippinensis except
for the rich dark color of the blooms and slight variation of the