Vanda devoogtii J.J.Sm.1932 Photo by Frankie Handoyo

Inflorescence Photo by Mr F. B. Dutilieux from the J.J. Smith Archive at the National Herbarium of the Netherlands

Common Name De Voot's Vanda [Dutch Plant Collector 1900's]

Flower Size 1.8" [4.5cm]

Found in northern Sulawesi as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with a stem carrying several, strap-shaped, bluntly triangular, bilobed apically, sharply keeled, extending beyond the apex as a bristle leaves that blooms in the summer on an arching, to 10" [to 25 cm] long, loosely 6 to 9 flowered inflorescence with slighly fragrant in the morning flowers.

This species has only been collected 3 times since it's discovery so it is quite rare.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 ; Malayan Orchid Review Vol 39 2005; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide