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Vanda pumila  Dwarf Vanda

 

 Dwarf Vanda, Vanda pumila

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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

 

 

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