Vanda jennae P.O'Byrne & J.J.Verm. 2005

Side View of Flower Photos by Dian Rachmawaty and the Orchids of Borneo Website


Common Name Jenna's Vanda [Eldest Daughter of Peter O'Byrne current]

Flower Size 1.8 to 2.2" [4.5 to 5.5 cm]

Found in Sulawesi on scrub trees in high grassy valleys at elevations around 1200 meters as a large sized, warm to cool growing epiphtye with an erect, occasionally basally branching stem carrying many, crowded, basally overlapping, strap shaped, sharply keeled beneath, unequally bilobed apically, with a short mucro between leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an axillary, arching, cream colored, 6.4 to 8.4" [16 to 21 cm] long, 5 to 8, loosely flowered inflorescence and carrying fragrant, rather thick and fleshy flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malayan Orchid Review Vol 39 2005; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide