Vanda pumila Hook. f. 1890 SECTION Cristatae

Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another Color Form

Photo by Jean Claude George

Fragrance Part sun Warm Cool Springand EARLY Summer

Common Name The Dwarf Vanda - In Thailand Ueang pak pet - Sa Laeng - In China Ai Wan Dai Lan

Flower Size 1 to 2 1/2" [2.5 to 5 cm]

Found in the lowlands of northern India, Bhutan, Sikkim, Nepal, Myanmar, 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 as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte occuring 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.

Closely related to V. cristata.

Synonyms Trudelia pumila (Hook. f.) Senghas 1988; Vanda flavobrunnea Rchb.f. 1886

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Century of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hooker 1895 drawing fide; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1963 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Indian Orchids: A Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 46 No 6 1982 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 as Trudelia pumilla; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 as Trudelia pumila; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; The Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen & Mori 1997; Vandas Motes 1997 photo fide; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 as Trudelia pumila photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2002 as Trudelia pumila photo fide; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 1 Tanaka 2003 as Trudelia pumila; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 as Trudelia pumila photo fide; 100 Sikkim Himalayan Orchids Pradhan 2005 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as Trudelia pumila drawing ok; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Atlas of Wild Orchids in Hainan Island, China Shenyan and Junmei 2010 photo fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 as V flavobrunnea photo fide; LANKESTERIANA 15(1): 750. Jeewan Singh Jalal & J. Jayanthi 2015; Turczaninowia 19 (3): 558 L. V. Averyanov, Khang Sinh Nguyen etal 2016 as V flavobrunnea; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;