The orchid on today post is Renanthera Brookie Chandler. This particular variety was crossed in Hawaii about 40 years ago. It was first registered by J P Russel in 1950. The parent were Renanthera Storei X Renanthera Monachica. Three young seedlings were brought in but only one produced show quality flower. This plant was planted in a clay pot and placed on the ground with dried grass added on top. This variety has shorter and thicker leaves but produce about 8 to 10 sub-branches with about 100 to 130 flowers per spay. Perhaps a 4n plant. Flower characteristic inherits an equal blend of 50% from the parent plant. A well growned plant can bear 3 sprays per year.
Another variety owned by my friend has thinner and longer leaves with crimson flowers normally having about 5 sub-branches. Characteristic is more towards the Storei parentage.