A selection of articles by Martin Motes and excerpts from books written by Martin and Mary Motes.

Vanda perplexa (Orchidaceae): a new species from the Lesser Sunda Islands by Martin R. Motes and David L. Roberts. This article describes a new species, V. perplexa.

Vanda perplexa (Orchidaceae): a new species from the Lesser Sunda Islands by Martin R. Motes and David L. Roberts. This article describes a new species, V. perplexa.

The sixth and last article in a historic set of articles Dr. Motes wrote in the late 1980s and early 1990s about the history and further directions of vanda hybridizing. This article focuses on the future of Vanda hybridizing and the potential of poorly utilized Vanda species. First published in the American Orchid Society Bulletin. Some of this material was later adapted into Vandas: Their Botany, History and Culture.

The sixth and last article in a historic set of articles Dr. Motes wrote in the late 1980s and early 1990s about the history and further directions of vanda hybridizing. This article focuses on the future of Vanda hybridizing and the potential of poorly utilized Vanda species. First published in the American Orchid Society Bulletin. Some of this material was later adapted into Vandas: Their Botany, History and Culture.

The fifth in a historic set of articles Dr. Motes wrote in the late 1980s and early 1990s about the history of vanda hybridizing. This article focuses on Vanda dearei. First published in the American Orchid Society Bulletin. Some of this material was later adapted into Vandas: Their Botany, History and Culture.

The fifth in a historic set of articles Dr. Motes wrote in the late 1980s and early 1990s about the history of vanda hybridizing. This article focuses on Vanda dearei. First published in the American Orchid Society Bulletin. Some of this material was later adapted into Vandas: Their Botany, History and Culture.

The fourth in a historic set of articles Dr. Motes wrote in the late 1980s and early 1990s about the history of vanda hybridizing. This article focuses on then new pink hybrids. Of particular historical interest is an insert provided by the AOS to air the argument advanced by Dr. David Grove that there was little benefit to experimenting with new bloodlines and species and only "hardy souls" would persist. Luckily Dr. Motes ignored that piece of advice! Some of this material was later adapted into Vandas: Their Botany, History and Culture.

The fourth in a historic set of articles Dr. Motes wrote in the late 1980s and early 1990s about the history of vanda hybridizing. This article focuses on then new pink hybrids. Of particular historical interest is an insert provided by the AOS to air the argument advanced by Dr. David Grove that there was little benefit to experimenting with new bloodlines and species and only "hardy souls" would persist. Luckily Dr. Motes ignored that piece of advice! Some of this material was later adapted into Vandas: Their Botany, History and Culture.

The third in a historic set of articles Dr. Motes wrote in the late 1980s and early 1990s about the history of vanda hybridizing. This article focuses on Vanda coerulea. First published in the American Orchid Society Bulletin. Some of this material was later adapted into Vandas: Their Botany, History and Culture.

The third in a historic set of articles Dr. Motes wrote in the late 1980s and early 1990s about the history of vanda hybridizing. This article focuses on Vanda coerulea. First published in the American Orchid Society Bulletin. Some of this material was later adapted into Vandas: Their Botany, History and Culture.

The second in a historic set of articles Dr. Motes wrote in the late 1980s and early 1990s about the history of vanda hybridizing. This article focuses on Vanda sanderiana. First published in the American Orchid Society Bulletin. Some of this material was later adapted into Vandas: Their Botany, History and Culture.

The second in a historic set of articles Dr. Motes wrote in the late 1980s and early 1990s about the history of vanda hybridizing. This article focuses on Vanda sanderiana. First published in the American Orchid Society Bulletin. Some of this material was later adapted into Vandas: Their Botany, History and Culture.

The first in a historic set of articles Dr. Motes wrote in the late 1980s and early 1990s about the history of vanda hybridizing. An interesting perspective on the past of vanda hybridizing--and a preview of what Motes Orchids' breeding program would later accomplish. First published in the American Orchid Society Bulletin. Some of this material was later adapted into Vandas: Their Botany, History and Culture.

The first in a historic set of articles Dr. Motes wrote in the late 1980s and early 1990s about the history of vanda hybridizing. An interesting perspective on the past of vanda hybridizing--and a preview of what Motes Orchids' breeding program would later accomplish. First published in the American Orchid Society Bulletin. Some of this material was later adapted into Vandas: Their Botany, History and Culture.

Click through for an article on Vanda lamellata var. boxalli.

Click through for an article on Vanda lamellata var. boxalli.

An article on Vanda garayi (formerly Ascocentrum garayi). A parent of several of our currently available hybrids, including Vanda Alan Ashe Patterson, Vanda cristata x V. garayi, V. garayi x Vanda miniata 'Mary Motes' CHM/AOS, and V. Alan Ashe Patterson x V. curvifolia “Farmlife Rose” AM/AOS, and involved in the parentage of many more, including Vanda Motes Goldpiece (winner of the silver medal at the 18th World Orchid Conference, Motes Orchids also won the gold medal), Vanda Bartholomew Motes, Vanda Motes Burning Sands, and Vanda Miami Mandarin.

An article on Vanda garayi (formerly Ascocentrum garayi). A parent of several of our currently available hybrids, including Vanda Alan Ashe Patterson, Vanda cristata x V. garayiV. garayi x Vanda miniata 'Mary Motes' CHM/AOS, and V. Alan Ashe Patterson x V. curvifolia “Farmlife Rose” AM/AOS, and involved in the parentage of many more, including Vanda Motes Goldpiece (winner of the silver medal at the 18th World Orchid Conference, Motes Orchids also won the gold medal), Vanda Bartholomew Motes, Vanda Motes Burning Sands, and Vanda Miami Mandarin.

Beachcombing for Orchids

Beachcombing for Orchids

Vanda Section Dactylolobatae: A Summary, Two New Species, and a Key to Identification by Martin Motes, Lauren M. Gardiner, and David L. Roberts.

Vanda Section Dactylolobatae: A Summary, Two New Species, and a Key to Identification by Martin Motes, Lauren M. Gardiner, and David L. Roberts.

Sample chapter of Florida Orchid Growing: Month by Month. You can add Florida Orchid Growing to your plant order by clicking here or order it from Redland Press by clicking here.

Sample chapter of Florida Orchid Growing: Month by Month. You can add Florida Orchid Growing to your plant order by clicking here or order it from Redland Press by clicking here.

Sample chapter of Florida Vanda Growing: Month by Month. You can add Florida Vanda Growing to your plant order by clicking here or order it from Redland Press by clicking here.

Sample chapter of Florida Vanda Growing: Month by Month. You can add Florida Vanda Growing to your plant order by clicking here or order it from Redland Press by clicking here.

Sample chapter of Orchid Territory, a comic novel by Mary Motes. You can add Orchid Territory to your plant order by clicking here or order it from Redland Press by clicking here.

Sample chapter of Orchid Territory, a comic novel by Mary Motes. You can add Orchid Territory to your plant order by clicking here or order it from Redland Press by clicking here.