Neofinetia (Vanda) falcata Terminology
Bean Leaf: Leaves are thicker and shorter
Contorted Growth: Leaves have a twist or contortion.
Ocean Wave: Leaves will have a slight twist, more so at apices.
Peacock Growth: Leaves point up rather than curving down.
Pine Needle Growth: Leaves are narrow and pointy, with many more per growth, closely spaced.
Princess Leaf: Slightly narrow leaf.
Samurai Growth: Leaves with a strong curve downwards.
Shima Stripes: Variegation that runs the length of the leaf
Fukurin: Marginal variegation; striping may be along the leaf edge, as well as the center of the leaf
Tiger Striping: Translates as “Tiger Uneveness;” markings are bands of color on the leaf. Some are distinct while others blend.
Tsuke: the junction of the leaf blade and the stem/axis of the plant. This is usually crescent shaped, but may also be a wave, mountain, or straight line.
Meikan: the list of the top rated fukiran (Neofinetia falcata) which is updated yearly by the All Nippon Fukiran Society in Japan.