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Vanda merrillii

Vanda merrillii

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Vanda
Species: V. merrillii
Alliance:
Binomial name
Vanda merrillii
Ames & Quisumb. 1932


Vanda merrillii is an species in the genus Vanda.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the spring with ten to fifteen 5 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in Luzon at elevations around 500 meters

CultureEdit

Plants are best grown in hanging baskets or mounted and require bright to full sunlight and warm temperatures. If hung, the roots must be watered frequently. Plants should be grown in well-drained media such as tree fern fibers (for small plants), several pieces of coarse fir bark, or sphagnum moss.

NamingEdit

Common Names: Merrill's Vanda

SynonymsEdit

  1. Vanda merrillii var immaculata Ames & Quism, 1933
  2. Vanda merrillii var rotorii Ames & Quism. 1933

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