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Vanda celebica Celebes Vanda


Celebes Vanda, Vanda celebica


Vanda celebica Rolfe 1899

Common Name The Celebes Vanda [Sulawesi on Modern Maps]

Flower Size 1.2" to 1.4" [3 - 4 cm] Fragant

Found in Sulawesi and recently rediscovered, Vanda celebica was thought to be extinct as the last known specimen was collected in 1910. It is a warm to hot growing, large clump forming, monopodial epiphyte from North Sulawesi. Its flowers are 3 - 4 cm across, have a lily-like fragrance that changes to a cucumber aroma after several weeks.