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Papilionanthe vandarum

Papilionanthe vandarum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Papilionanthe
Species: Pplnnt. vandarum
Alliance:
Binomial name
Papilionanthe vandarum
(Rchb. f.) Garay 1974


Papilionanthe vandarum is an species in the genus Papilionanthe.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the spring with one to four 5 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in Assam, the Himalayas, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Myanamar and S China at elevations of 1200 to 1750 meters

CultureEdit

Plants are best grown hanged 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.

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Vanda-Like Papilionanthe

SynonymsEdit

  1. Aerides cylindricum Hooker 1857
  2. *Aerides vandarum Rchb. f. 1867
  3. Vanda vandarum (Rchb.f.) K.Karas. 1992

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