Vanda stangeana Rchb. f. 1858 SECTION Longicalcarata Photo by Eric Hunt

Part sun Cool Spring

Common Name Stange's Vanda [German Orchid Gardener 1800's]

Flower Size 2 to 2.4" [5 to 6 cm]

Found in India and Nepal at elevations around 1200 to 1500 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing monopodial epiphyte with a stout, erect stem carrying distichous, ligulate, unequally bilobed apically, spreading and recurved leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect or suberect, 5" [12.5 cm] long, shorer than the leaves, laxly several flowered inflorescence

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1862 drawing; Indian Orchids: A Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 61 #2 1997 photo fide; Vandas Motes 1997 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 4 2003 photo fide; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007