Vanda metusalae P.O'Byrne & J.J.Verm.2008

Inflorescence Photos by Suluwesigrower and his Picasa photo website

Fragrance Full sun Hot WarmFall

Common Name Metusala's Vanda [Indonesian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .9" [2.2cm]

Found in the Moluccas and Sulawesi in riverine forests at elevations around 100 to 600 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an erect, unbranched, slightly compressed stem carrying several, leaf bases crowded and overlapping, strap-shaped, conduplicate, keeled below, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the fall on an axillary, horizontally spreading, 4 to 12" [10 to 30 cm] long, green, slighly zigzag, to 9 flowered inflorescence with .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] between each slightly fragrant, in youth, flower.

Synonyms Vanda furva auct J.J.Sm. 1905

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchid Review Jan Feb/2008; Orchid Digest Vol 72 #3 2008 photo not = V lindenii; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide;