Papilionanthe tricuspidata (J.J.Sm.) Garay 1974 Photo by Peter O'Byrne, courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Another Flower Angle Photo courtesy of Woon Leng Nursery © and their Orchid Website

Partial Shade Hot Warm Spring Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Three Toothed Papilionanthe

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in the Lesser Sunda Islands as a large sized, hot growing monopodial epiphyte with an elongate, terete, branching stem carrying terete, distichously, alternate, erect to rather sharply ascending leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on an axillary, 6 to 12" [15 to 30 cm] long, successively 3 to 8 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Vanda tricuspidata J.J.Sm. 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 72 #1 2008 photo fide;