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Orchid Species: Vanda bensonii

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)
Vanda bensonii is an orchid species identified by Bateman in 1866.
Genus
Vanda (V.)
Grex
bensonii
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Bateman
Year
1866
ORIGIN: Found in Assam India, Myanmar and Thailand in deciduous forests at low to moderate elevations.

DESCRIPTION: Small to medium sized, hot to warm growing, monopodial epiphyte with an erect, leafy stem carrying lorate, coriaceous, alternate leaves that blooms on an axillary, erect, racemose, stout, to 18 [45 cm] long, several flowered [10-20] inflorescence with fragrant flowers occurring in the spring and occasionally at other times of the year.

FLOWER SIZE: 2 inches [5 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
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Most awarded/recent cultivars: V. bensonii 'Fuchs' Sunrise Sundown' (1989) V. bensonii 'Robert' (1983)
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