Vanda hindsii Lindl. 1843
Common Name Hinds' Vanda [English Botanist early 1800's] - The
Native Strap Orchid
Flower Size 1 1/4" to 1 3/4" [3 to 4.5 cm]
Found in Queensland Australia and Papua and New Guinea in a areas
with a distinct dry season in winter and spring as a large sized,
hot to warm growing, monopodial epiphyte on tall trees near large
rivers or as a lithophytw scrambling over rocky outcrops with very
bright sun at elevations of sea-level to 450 meters with an elongate
stem carrying several, ligulate leaves that blooms in the spring
through fall on an axillary, 8"[20 cm] long, horizontal to
subhorizontal, loosely several [5 to 12] flowered inflorescence that
has wide open, long-lasting, stiff and fleshy, fragrant flowers.
Synonyms Vanda truncata J.J. Sm. 1908; Vanda whiteana D.A. Herb.
& S.T. Blake 1951