Mokara Red
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Mokara Red
ntroduced Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Mokara Orchid
Botanical name: Mokara spp.    Family: Orchidaceae (orchid family)

Mokara is an artificial hybrid generic name. It derives from the combination of ArachnisX Ascocentrum X Vanda. The first Mokara Hybrid was Mokara Wai Liang ( " Arachnis Isable X Ascocenda Red Gem) It is namd after C.Y.Mok of Singapore, who registered the first such hybrid in 1969.The plant form is a combination of those in hte three parent genera. In general it seems very similar to that of Aranda. Mokara Hybrids are now the more popular cutflowers when considering the non- dendrobium type flowers. Cultivation and propogation are very similar to those for the arandas.
Identification credit: Tabish Photographed at International Flower Expo-2006, Delhi.
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