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Vanda hastifera Lance Carrying Vanda


Lance Carrying Vanda , Vanda hastifera


Vanda hastifera Rchb. f. 1877

Common Name or Meaning The Lance Carrying Vanda

Flower Size 2" [5 cm] Fragrant

Found in Indonesia amd Borneo in mangrove, lowland, coastal and montane forests at sealevel to 1200 meters as a large to giant sized, hot growing epiphyte with an elongate stem completely enveloped by imbricate leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying crowded, rather short, ligulate, tridentate early and unequally bilobed in time apically, curved leaves and blooms in the late spring on 1 to 2, axillary, to 3.2" [8 cm] long, 4 to 6 flowered inflorescence with fleshy, fragrant flowers and is often found in full sun

The featured Vanda hastifera is the variety gibbsiae [Rolfe] P.J. Cribb 1993

Synonyms Renanthera trichoglottis Ridl. 1896; Vanda gibbsiae Rolfe 1914; Vanda hastifera var. gibbsiae (Rolfe) P.J.Cribb 1993