Vandopsis undulata [Lindley] J.J.Sm. 1912 Photo by Eric Hunt and hisOrchid Photo Site

Fragrant Part SunCoolCold Spring

Common Name The Wavy Petaled Vandopsis - In China Bai Hua Ni Wan Dai Lan

Flower Size 1.2 to 1.4" [3 to 3.6 cm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Myanmar and southern China on oaks or on shaley soils at elevations of 1500 to 2300 meters as a large sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with an elongate stem enveloped completely by imbricate, leaf-bearing sheaths carrying oblong, unequally bilobed apically, narrowing slightly towards the clasping base leaves that blooms in the spring on a 6 to 8" [15 to 22.3 cm] long, striate, rigid, bright green, 4 to 8 flowered inflorescence with ovate, obtuse, green bracts carrying fragrant, waxy flowers

Synonyms Fieldia undulata Rchb.f 1862; Stauropsis polyantha W.W.Sm. 1921; Stauropsis undulatus Benth. ex Hook.f. 1895; *Vanda undulata Lindl. 1859

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1862 as Fieldia undulata; A Century of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hooker 1895 as Stauropsis undulatus drawing ok; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Stauropsis undulatus drawing ok; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Stauropsis undulata; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991; The Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen & Mori 1997; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Beautiful Orchids of Nepal Rajbhandari & Bhattarai 2001; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; 100 Sikkim Himalayan Orchids Pradhan 2005 photo fide; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide;

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