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Vanda merrillii  Merrill's Vanda


 Merrill's Vanda, Vanda merrillii


Vanda merrillii Ames & Quisumb. 1932 SECTION Deltoglossa Photo by Eric Hunt and his Orchid Species Photo Website

Common Name Merrill's Vanda [American Botanist in the Philippines late 1800's and early 1900's]

Flower Size 1 1/2 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] Fragrant

Found in the Philippines on the island of Luzon at elevations around 500 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing, monopodial epiphyte with an elongated stem carrying several, linear-oblong, recurved leaves that blooms on an axillary, horizontal to ascending, 10" [25 cm] long, several to many [10 to 15] flowered inflorescence with spicily fragrant, fleshy, waxy, glossy, long-lasting flowers occuring in the spring.

Synonyms Vanda merrillii var immaculata Ames & Quism, 1933; Vanda merrillii var rotorii Ames & Quism. 1933