Vanda lamellata Lindley 1838 SECTION Lamellaria Lindley 1853 Photo by Eric Hunt

Common Name The Thin-Ridged Lip Vanda - In Japan Koto-hisaui-ran - In China Ya Mei Wan Dai Lan

Flower Size 1 1/2" [4 cm]

A medium sized, hot growing epiphytic orchid from the Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan, Borneo, the Philippines and the Marianas Islands in full sun near the sea on cliffs or coastal beach forests on branches and tree trunks occuring at elevations of sealevel to 300 meters with a short stem enveloped completely by imbricate, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying coriaceous, narrow, recurved, obliquely bidentate apically, strongly keeled underneath leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, 18" [45 cm] long, longer than the leaves, several to many [to 25] flowered inflorescence that can be racemose or rarely paniculate with very fragrant, long-lived, waxy flowers.

Synonyms Vanda amiensis Masam. & Segawa 1934; Vanda clitellaria Rchb.f 1872; Vanda cumingii Lindley ex Paxton 1850; Vanda lamellata f flava Valm & Tiu 1984; Vanda lamellata var boxalii [Rchb.f] Rchb.f 1880; Vanda lamellata var calyana [Hort.] Val & Tiu 1984; Vanda lamellata var remediosae Ames & Quis. 1933; Vanda unicolor Steud. 1840; Vanda vidalii Boxall 1877; Vanda yamiensis Masam. & Segawa 1934

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 see V lamellata var boxalii; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchids of Southern Ryukyu Islands Garay & Sweet 1974; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988; Phylogeny and Classification of the Orchid Family Dressler 1993 photo fide; Orchids of Borneo Vol 1 Chan, Lamb, Shim & Wood 1994 drawing/photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Vandas Motes 1997 photo fide; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 79 #2 Motes etal 2016

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Vanda lamellata var boxalii [Rchb.f] Rchb.f 1880 SECTION Vanda Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

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A common Variety of the previous orchid occuring in the Philippines

Synonyms *Vanda boxalii Rchb.f 1881; Vanda lamellata f. alba Valmayor & D.Tiu 1983; Vanda lamellata var. calayana Valmayor & D.Tiu 1983; Vanda superba Lind. & Rodig. 1887

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as V lamellata drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988; Vandas Motes 1997 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 70 no 8 2001 photo; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 8 2003 photo; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003;

Vanda lamellata var remediosae Ames & Quis. 1933SECTION Vanda Photo By Lourens Grobler

Another color form of the previous orchid.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Vandas Motes 1997 photo fide; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003;

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