Vanda furva (L.) Lindl. 1833 SECTION Deltoglossae

Side View Photos by Jl. Mangkuyudan and The V furva Orchid Blogspot

Part Sun Hot Warm LATE Summer Fall Winter

Common Name The Forked? Dark? Confused? Vanda

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in The Moluccas as a large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte that blooms in the late summer, fall and winter on an axillary, medium to long, to 12 flowered inflorescence.

CAUTION HERE!!!!!! The species photo above follows Martin Motes Orchid Digest Vol 79-2 2015, but Vanda furva Rhumphius is probably an "unknowable species as Rumphius' original diagram of Epidendrum furva is too stylized to be attributable to any particular species, and the language used in the description is too archaic to be translated into modern botanical concepts" O'Byrne [Pers Comm.].

Synonyms Aerides bicolor Reinw. ex Lindl. 1853; Cymbidium furvum (L.) Willd. 1805; *Epidendrum furvum L. 1763; Vanda crassiloba Teijsm. & Binn. 1866;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing not = V limbata; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988 as V lindenii; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988 as V crassilabia sic; Orchid Digest Vol 79 #2 motes 2016 photo fide