Vanda ustii Golamco, Claustro and de Mesa 2000 Section Deltoglossa Christ 2001 Photo courtesy of Nik Fahmi and his Vortex Orchid Page.

Flower Closeup Photos courtesy of Jim Cootes, Dr. E.F. de Vogel Andre Schuiteman and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Common Name UST's Vanda [An acronym for the college University of Santo Thomas in Manila]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in the Philippines at elevations around 1250 meters as a giant sized, cool growing, monopodial epiphyte with an elongate, erect stem carrying many alternate, gracefully curved leaves that are unequally bilobed apically and blooms in the fall on a horizontal to pendulous, longer than the leaves, several to many [to 12] flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Vanda luzonica var immaculata

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Vandas Motes 1997 as V luzonica var immaculata photo fide; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Australian Orchid Review Vol 72 No 2 2007 photo; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide