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Vanda alpina

Vanda alpina

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Vanda
Species: V. alpina
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Binomial name
Vanda alpina
(Lindl.) Lindl. 1853


Vanda alpina is an species in the genus Vanda.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from late spring to early summer with one to three 2 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in western Himalayas, Assam, eastern Himlayas, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Yunnan China and Northern Vietnam at elevations of 900 to 2000 meters

CultureEdit

Plants are best grown hanged in baskets and on mounted and require bright to full sunlight and warm temperatures. If hunged the roots must be watered frequently. 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.

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Montane Vanda

SynonymsEdit

  1. *Luisia alpina Lindl. 1838
  2. Stauropsis alpina (Lindl.) Tang & F.T.Wang 1951
  3. Trudelia alpina ( Lindl. ) Garay 1986

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