Tuesday, May 04, 2010

A NEW HYBRID OF ORCHID NAMED AFTER LASALLE !

DENDROBIUM LA SALLE
REGISTERED WITH
THE ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY (RHS)
ON 5 FEBRUARY 2010
By Mr. Sim Bock San (SFI class of 1977)
Hybridizer Mr.Tan Chin Heong
Presented to the Brother Superior General
Brothers of the Christian Schools
(De La Salle Brothers)
20 March 2010 Malacca ,Malaysia

Note:
The old boys of St. Francis’ Institution, Malacca, Malaysia wanted to honour THE BROTHERS,
thought it would be a good idea to present our Superior General with an orchid (flower) that
would last FOREVER..
Hence they chose a new hybrid, white in colour with purple tongue to represent the rabat and
named it DENDROBIUM LA SALLE.
It was registered with the Royal Horticulural Society, United Kingdom on 5 February 2010 and
presented to the Brother Superior on 20 March 2010.

Thank you, Brother Matthew and Brother Ambrose for sending in the article for all Lasallians. Good story.

1 comment:

yanamara said...

Thats a beautiful Orchid..

..And a lovely gesture. Its always special to have flora named after you.