Vanda luzonica Loher ex Rolfe 1915 SECTION Deltoglossa Photo courtesy of Oak Hill Gardens


Common Name The Luzon Vanda [An Island within the Philippines]

Flower Size 2 1/2 to 3" [6 to 7 cm]

Found on the isle of Luzon in the Philippines at elevations of 500 meters, as a large sized, hot to warm growing monopodial epiphyte that likes steady watering year round and blooms on an axillary, descending, to 16" [40 cm] long, shorter than the leaves, several to many [10 to 25] flowered inflorescence occuring in the spring with fragrant, very waxy flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Quisumbing 1981 photo fide; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 ; Vandas Motes 1997 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 70 No 10 2001 photo; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo not Hybrid; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 8 2008; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 10 2008 photo; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 errata for Vol 1;