Vanda insignis Blume 1849 Photo by Dian Rahardo Indonesia

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Nik Fahmi and his Vortex Orchid Page.

Plant and Flowers Photo courtesy of Eka Mulja Tjipta

FragrantPart sunHot Warm Summer

Common Name The Grand Vanda

Flower Size 2.4" to 2.8" [6 to 7 cm]

Found in Malaysia and the Moluccas as a medium sized, hot to warm growing, monopodial epiphyte with suberect stems carrying linear-ligulate, recurved leaves that blooms in the summer on a pendant, to 7 1/4" [18 cm] long, sometimes branched, shorter to as long as the the leaves, few [8] flowered inflorescence carrying sweetly scented flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988; Vandas Motes 1997 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 8 2003 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 72 No 3 2008 photo; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide