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Vanda roeblingiana  Roebelen's Vanda


 Roebelen's Vanda, Vanda roeblingiana


Vanda roeblingiana Rolfe 1894 SECTION Hastifera Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website.

Common Name Roebelen's Vanda [German Orchid Collector SE Asia late 1800's]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm] Fragrant

Found in penninsular Malaysia and the Philippines on medium sized tree trunks at elevations above 1500 meters in heavy shade as a large sized, cool to warm growing, monopodial epiphyte with an elongated stem carrying several, alternate, linear-oblong, recurved, oblique, truncate leaves that blooms on an axillary, horizantal to ascending, 7 to 12" [17 to 30 cm] long, several to many [8 to 15] flowered inflorescence with longlasting, fragrant flowers occuring in the fall but also again in the spring. A diagnostic for this species is that the midlobe of the lip of the flower is split