Vanda helvola Blume 1849 Photo by Art Vogel

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Nik Fahmi and Vortex Orchids

Another Flower Color Photo courtesy of Peter Maxwell

Flower Close Up Another Color YES Photos courtesy of Dr. E.F. de Vogel , Andre Schuiteman and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol V

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Common Name The Reddish Vanda

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Java, Sumatra, Borneo and western Malaysia in mixed, hill, montane and riverine forests on trees overhanging rivers at elevations around 400 to 1500 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with a stout stem carrying curved, leathery, ligulate leaves that are 3 lobed and toothed at the apices and blooms in the summer on an axillary, 4.4" [11 cm] long, rachis fractiflex, 3 to 5 flowered racemose inflorescence with broadly triangular floral bracts and slightly scented, wide open, fleshy, waxy flowers.

SynonymsVanda leucostele Schltr. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; Orchid Digest Vol 46 No 4 1982 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 46 No 6 1982 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 47 No 3 1983 photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988 as V leucostele; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing/photo fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo fide; Orchids of Borneo Vol 1 Chan, Lamb, Shim & Wood 1994 drawing/photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Vandas Motes 1997 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 as V leucostele; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 photo fide matches another color Maxwell exactly; Flora Malesia Orchids of New Guinea Vol V 2008; 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; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide

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