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Vanda hindsii Hinds' Vanda


Hinds' Vanda, Vanda hindsii


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