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Vandopsis

Vandopsis gigantea plate
Vandopsis gigantea plate from
Lindenia Iconographie des Orchidées

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Alliance: Vandopsis
Genus: Vandopsis
Pfitz. 1889
Type Species
Vandopsis lissochiloides


Vandopsis abbreviated as Vdps. in horticultural trade, is a genus of around 4 species.

DistributionEdit

Plants are distributed throughout southeast Asia.

DescriptionEdit

Plants in this genus are epiphytes, terrestrial, and lithophytic.

CultureEdit

Plants are best grown hanged in baskets and on mounted and usually require full sunlight and intermediate to warm temperatures. If hunged the roots must be watered frequently. Plants should be grown in a large pot with media that is well drained such as tree fern fibers (for small plants),several pieces of coarse fir bark and charcoal, or sphagnum moss.

NamingEdit

This genus is named after the appearance of the flowers which are similar to the genus Vanda.

SynonymsEdit

  1. Fieldia Gaudich. 1829
  2. Hygrochilus Pfitz. 1897
  3. Stauropsis Rchb.f 1860 in part

SpeciesEdit

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