Vanda wightii Rchb.f. 1864

Flower Closeup Photos by Prejith Sampath and his Presam's Vanda Haven

Common Name Wight's Vanda [English Surgeon and Orchid Collector in Asia, later director of Madras Botanical Garden in India 1800's]

Flower Size

Found in southern India and Sri Lanka in lowland deciduous forests at elevations of 50 to 150 meters as a giant sized, hot growing epiphyte that blooms in the spring or fall on an axillary inflorescence and at present is extremely rare. The flowers have a pleasant nocturnal fragrance.

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so use with caution.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 ;