Vanda arcuata J.J.Sm. 1907

Inflorescence and Plant Photos by Stan McLaren

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Common Name The Arched Vanda

Flower Size 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm]

Found in northern Sulawesi as a giant sized, hot to warm growing, clumping, monopodial epiphytic Vanda with an elongate stem carrying many strap-shaped, v-shaped at the base, strongly decurved, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the winter through spring on an axillary, shorter than the leaf, to 15" [37.5 cm] long, loosely 5 to 9 flowered inflorescence carrying Flowers that are 4 - 5 cm across with a vanilla fragrance and last for several weeks.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988; Vandas Martin Motes 1997; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Malayan Orchid Review Vol 39 2005; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide

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