Vanda griffithii Lindl. 1851SECTION Cristatae

Plant in situ in Bhutan

Photos by N. Trudel and P.J. Cribb The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Fragrance Part sun Cool Summer

Common Name Griffith's Vanda [English Orchid Collector and Director of Calcutta Botanical Gardens 1800's]

Flower Size .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas and Bhutan on rocks under bushes at elevations of 1500 to 1800 meters as a small sized, cool growing lithophyte with an erect, monopodial stem enveloped by leaf bearing sheaths and carrying weakly curved, oblong, unequally tri-lobed leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, glabrous, [4 to 5 cm] long, laxly 4 flowered inflorescence with ovate to triangular, truncate to obtuse floral bracts and carrying faintly scented flowers

Synonyms Luisia griffithii (Lindl.) Kraenzl. 1893; Trudelia griffithii (Lindl.) Garay 1986

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as Trudelia griffithii; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #11 2015 photo fide;