Vanda hastifera Rchb. f. 1877 SECTION Dactylolobatae Suarez Cootes 2007

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Common Name or Meaning The Lance Carrying Vanda

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Indonesia and Borneo in mangrove, lowland, coastal and montane forests at [sealevel] 600 to 1200 meters as a large to giant sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an elongate stem completely enveloped by imbricate leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying crowded, rather short, ligulate, tridentate early and unequally bilobed in time apically, curved leaves and blooms in the late spring on 1 to 2, axillary, to 3.2" [8 cm] long, 4 to 6 flowered inflorescence with fleshy, fragrant flowers and is often found in full sun

Similar to V gibbsiae but differs in the less fragrant flowers, color and form that are not as strong as well as smaller 2" [5cm] wide flowers. The auricles and lower margins to the lip mid-lobe are much hairier and the yellow to cream sepals are blotched willy nilly.

Synonyms Renanthera trichoglottis Ridl. 1896;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988 as R trichoglottis; Orchids of Borneo Vol 1 Chan, Lamb, Shim & Wood 1994 drawing/photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 79 #2 Motes etal 2016

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