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Vanda testacea

Vanda testacea

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Vanda
Species: V. testacea
Alliance:
Binomial name
Vanda testacea
Rchb. f. 1877


Vanda testacea is an species in the genus Vanda.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from spring to summer with five to twenty 2.5 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.

DistributionEdit

Plants grow in the forest of Himalayas, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Sri Lanka, India, Myanamar and Thailand at elevations of 780 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 Small Flowered Vanda

SynonymsEdit

  1. Aerides testaceum Lindl. 1830-40
  2. Aerides wightianum Lindl. 1824
  3. Aerides wrightianum Lindl. 1832
  4. Vanda parviflora Lindl. 1844
  5. Vanda vitellina Kraenzl. 1892

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