Papilionanthe teres

Papilionanthe teres

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Papilionanthe
Species: Pplnnt. teres
Binomial name
Papilionanthe teres
(Roxb.) Schltr. 1915

Papilionanthe teres is an species in the genus Papilionanthe.


Plant blooms from spring to summer with three to six 10 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.


Plants are found growing in Himalayas, Assam, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Andaman Islands, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam .


Plants are best grown hung in baskets and on mounted and require full sun and warm temperatures. Plants should be grown in media that is well drained such as tree fern fibers (for small plants), several pieces of coarse fir bark, or sphagnum moss. Plants require high humidity. If the plants are mounted the roots must be watered regularly.


Common Names: The Terete Leaf Papilionanthe


  1. Dendrobium teres Roxb. 1832
  2. Papilionanthe teres f. candida (Rchb.f.) Christenson 1994
  3. Vanda teres (Roxb.) Lindl. 1833
  4. Vanda teres var. candida Rchb.f 1875

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