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Vanda wightii Wight's Vanda


Wight's Vanda, Vanda wightii


Vanda wightii Rchb.f. 1864

Common Name Wight's Vanda [English Surgeon and Orchid Collector in Asia, later director of Madras Botanical Garden in India 1800's]


Found in southern India and Sri Lanka in lowland deciduous forests at elevations of 50 to 150 meters as a giant sized, hot growing epiphyte that blooms in the spring or fall on an axillary inflorescence and at present is extremely rare. The flowers have a pleasant nocturnal fragrance.

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so use with caution.