Vanda bicolor Griff. 1851 SECTION Obtusifolia Photo by Ricardo Marcenaroi and his Blogspot

Partial shadeWarmCoolWinter Spring

Common Name The Two-Colored Vanda

Flower Size 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas, Assam, Bhutan and Myanmar in open forests and on riverbanks at elevations 700 to 2000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a leafy stem enveloped almost completely by leaf sheaths and each carrying oblong, curved, somewhat twisted in the middle, apically obliquely bilobed, each lobe tridentate leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on an axillary, glabrous, 1.2 to 6.4" [3 to 16 cm] long, laxly 3 to 6 flowered inflorescence with triangular floral bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007;

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