~Vanda aliceae Motes, L.M.Gardiner & D.L.Roberts 2015 - See Vanda saxatilis J.J.Sm. 1926SECTION Dactylolobatae

Side View of Flower

Plant and Flowers Photos by Peter O'Byrne


Common Name Alice's Vanda [American Dr Motes Daughter current]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in the Moluccas as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a leafy stem carrying glabrous, waxy, sessile, distichous, linear, ligulate, recurved, unequally praemorse apically leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on an axillary, cylindrical, porrect, racemose, 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long, 6 to 9 flowered inflorescence .

Similar to both V saxitalis and V lindenii but V alicae has curved lobules to the lip and has hirsute lobules, V saxitalis has straight lobules and V lindenii has no hair on the lobules.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchid Digest 79: 99 Motes, L.M.Gardiner & D.L.Roberts 2015