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Vanda tessellata

Vanda tessellata

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Vanda
Species: V. tessellata
Alliance:
Binomial name
Vanda tessellata
(Roxb.) Hook. 1850


Vanda tessellata is an species in the genus Vanda.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from summer to early winter with five to twelve 5 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in China, Assam India, Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, the Himalayas and Myanmar at elevations around 1500 meter

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.

VarietiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Vanda tessellata alba Vanda tessellata var. alba Sepals are yellow. Petals are also yellow. Lip is white

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Lattice-Like Patterned Flower Vanda

SynonymsEdit

  1. Aerides tessellatum Wight 1824
  2. Cymbidium allagnata Buch.-Ham. ex Wall. 1832
  3. Cymbidium tessellatum Sw. 1799
  4. Cymbidium tesselloides Roxb. 1832
  5. *Epidendrum tesselatum Roxb. 1795
  6. Epidendrum tesseloides Steud. 1840
  7. Vanda roxburghii R. Br. 1820
  8. Vanda tesselloides Rchb. f. 1864

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