Vanda frankieana Metusala and O'Byrne 2012 SECTION Dactylolobatae Suarez Cootes 2007 Photo by Rachmat Setiawan and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Lip Detail Photo by Frankie Handoyo

Partial sunCold MIDFall EARLY Spring

Common Name or Meaning Frankie Handoyo's Vanda

Flower Size 1.52" to 1.76" [3.8 to 4.4 cm]

Found in Kalimantan Borneo and Ambon Island of the Moluccas in lowland forests along rivers at elevations of 150 to 900 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with erect, unbranched, cylindrical stems that are leafy throughout and carrying in 2 opposite rows, green, coriaceous, strap-shaped, V-shaped in the proximal third, abaxially keeled, unequally bilobed apically lobes triangular, acute to obtuse, rather loosely basally clasping leaves that blooms in the mid fall through early spring on an axillary, erect to suberect, cylindrical, green, slightly fractiflex, 2.4 to 4" [6 to 10 cm] long, 1 to 5 flowered inflorescence carrying stiff, waxy flowers

Synonyms Vanda crassiloba Auct J.J.Sm 1905

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 9 2012 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 79 #2 Motes etal 2016

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