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Vanda cristata

Species Vandaceous

Originally published in The Florida Orchidist

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Vanda cristata Lindl. 1833

Distribution: Himalayas, Tibet and Assam

Vanda cristata is found at between 1200-2300 m in the Himalayas (Garhwal to Bhutan), Tibet and Assam (Khasia). Vanda cristata, aka Trudelia cristata, is an intermediate strap-leaf species of northern India, Nepal and Bhutan which has short spikes of several medium-sized greenish flowers with proportionately large elongate red-striped lips. Grow this compact plant in a small basket.

 

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