Vanda foetida J.J.Sm. 1906 Photo by Budi Haryatna

Fragrance Partial sun Summer

Common Name The Bad Smelling Vanda [refers to the heavy creosote smell of this species]

Flower Size 2.2" [5.5 cm]

Found in southern Sumatra as a large sized epiphyte with an erect stem carrying many strap-shaped, fleshy, tough, shiny grey-green, tridentate apically leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, much shorter than the leaves, to 3.2" [8 cm] long, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence carrying wide open, fleshy, creosote scented flowers

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so use with caution.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001;

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