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Orchid Species: Vanda flabellata

Vanda flabellata is an orchid species identified by (Rolfe ex Downie) Christenson in 1985.
Genus
Vanda (V.)
Grex
flabellata
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(Rolfe ex Downie) Christenson
Year
1985
ORIGIN: Found in Thailand, Myanmar and Yunnan China at forests edges or sparse woods as a small to just medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphytic species at elevations of 300 to 1700 meters.

DESCRIPTION: A small to just medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphytic species at elevations of 300 to 1700 meters that requires partial sun and has a shorter stem carrying many, lorate, curved, keeled, bilobed apically leaves and blooms with a 4 to 10 [10 to 25 cm] long, pendant, lax inflorescence with 3 to 15, fragrant flowers occurring in the spring.

FLOWER SIZE: 3/4 inch [2 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Aer. flabellata 'Billy' (1986) Aer. flabellata 'Gotterer' (1980) Aer. flabellata 'Blanche' (1966)
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