Vanda scandens Holttum 1950

SECTION Dactylolobatae Suarez Cootes 2007

Lip Detail Photo courtesy of Nik Fahmi and His Vortex Orchid Site


Common Name or Meaning The Climbing Vanda

Flower Size 1.4" to 1.5" [3.5 to 3.8 cm]

Found in Borneo and the Philippines in lowland and montane forests at elevations of sealevel to 1000 meters in light shade as a large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an erect, elongate, scandent stem carrying, to 12, spreading to suberect, linear, unequally bilobed apically, somewhat twisted leaves articulate to the sheaths below that blooms at most any time of the year on 1 to 2, axillary, to 4" [10 cm] long, 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence with triangular floral bracts and carrying slightly fragrant flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 46 No 1 1982 photo fide; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 ; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Borneo Vol 1 Chan, Lamb, Shim & Wood 1994 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Australian Orchid Review Vol 73 No 2 2008 photo; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide