Vanda bidupensis Aver. & Christenson 1998

Photos by David Jubineau And His Bulbophyllum & Co. Website


Common Name The Bi Dup Vanda [A mountain range in Lam Dong province of Vietnam]

Flower Size 1.28 to 1.6" [3.2 to 4 cm]

Found in Vietnam in evergreen broadleaved forest along river at elevations of 1450 to 1750 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect to suberect, stout stems carrying strap-shaped, curved at an acute angle to the stem, unequally bilobed apically, lobes oblique and acute, coriaceous leaves that blooms late winter and early spring on an erect, axillary, unbranched racemose, 10" [25 cm] long, 8 to 12 flowered inflorescence with minute, triangular floral bracts and carrying showy, long-lasting, fleshy, glossy, slightly sweetly fragrant flowers.

Similar to V brunnea but it has broad and spreading lateral lobes of the lip and a spicy fragrance while B bidupensis has more narrow and incurved lateral lobes of the lip and slightly sweetly fragrant flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchid Digest Vol 62 #1 1998 photo/drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001