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Vanda lamellata Thin-Ridged Lip Vanda


Thin-Ridged Lip Vanda, Vanda lamellata


Vanda lamellata Lindley 1838 SECTION Vanda Photo by Eric Hunt

Common Name The Thin-Ridged Lip Vanda - In Japan Koto-hisaui-ran - In China Ya Mei Wan Dai Lan

Flower Size 1 1/2" [4 cm] Fragrant

A medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphytic orchid from the Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan, Borneo, the Philippines and the Marianas Islands in full sun near the sea on cliffs or coastal beach forests on branches and tree trunks occuring at elevations of sealevel to 300 meters with a short stem enveloped completely by imbricate, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying coriaceous, narrow, recurved, obliquely bidentate apically, strongly keeled underneath leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, 18" [45 cm] long, longer than the leaves, several to many [to 25] flowered inflorescence that can be racemose or rarely paniculate with very fragrant, long-lived, waxy flowers.

Synonyms Vanda amiensis Masam. & Segawa 1934; Vanda clitellaria Rchb.f 1872; Vanda cumingii Lindley ex Paxton 1850; Vanda lamellata f flava Valm & Tiu 1984; Vanda lamellata var boxali [Rchb.f] Rchb.f 1880; Vanda lamellata var calyana [Hort.] Val & Tiu 1984; Vanda lamellata var remediosae Ames & Quis. 1933; Vanda unicolor Steud. 1840; Vanda vidalii Boxall 1877; Vanda yamiensis Masam. & Segawa 1934