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Vanda pumila  Dwarf Vanda


 Dwarf Vanda, Vanda pumila


Vanda pumila Hook. f. 1896 SECTION Cristatae Photo by Lourens Grobler

Fragrance Part sun Warm to Hot Spring and EARLY Summer

Common Name The Dwarf Vanda - In Thailand Ueang pak pet - In China Ai Wan Dai Lan

Flower Size 1 to 2 1/2" [2.5 to 5 cm]

Closely related to V. cristata. A small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte occuring in the lowlands of Northern India, Bhutan, Sikkim, Nepal, Myanamar, Southern China, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Sumatra in semi-deciduous and deciduous dry lowland forests and savana-like woodlands at elevations of sealevel to 800 meters and in primary montane forests at elevations of 700 to 1400 meters in an area with bright light and a distinct dry season in the winter at elevations of 500 to 1000 meters with a stout, short, arcuate ascending stem carrying arcuate, ligulate, unequally tridentate apically, conduplicate leaves that area articulated to the basal sheathing leaf bases that blooms on an erect, 6" [10 to 20 cm] long, loosely few [1 to 5] flowered inflorescence with heavy textured, small, fragrant flowers occuring in the spring and early summer. Best grown in a wood slat basket with bright light, hot to warm tempeartures, high humidity, and plenty of year round water.

Synonyms Trudelia pumila (Hook. f.) Senghas 1988; Vanda flavobrunnea Rchb.f., Flora 69: 552 (1886