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Orchid Species: Vanda cristata

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Vanda cristata is an orchid species identified by Wall. ex Lindl. in 1833.
Genus
Vanda (V.)
Grex
cristata
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Wall. ex Lindl.
Year
1833
ORIGIN: This medium sized, monopodial epiphytic species from the montane forests of Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet China on moss covered trees at altitudes of 600 to 2300 meters.

DESCRIPTION: This medium sized, monopodial epiphytic species from the montane forests of Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet China on moss covered trees at altitudes of 600 to 2300 meters and is a small sized, warm to cold grower that can take some full sun with a stout stem carrying coriaceous, recurved, truncately tridentate apically, conduplicate, linear leaves that are articulated basally to the imbricate sheathing leaf bases and blooms in the spring and summer on an axillary, descending, short, few [2 to 6] flowered inflorescence with short, broad bracts that are shorter than the leaves.

FLOWER SIZE: 2 inches [2.5 to 5 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Luisia Lsa striata 1893 (Rchb.f.) Kraenzl. in H.G.Reichenbach
Add+ Vanda V striata 1868 Rchb.f.
Add+ Aerides Aer cristata 1890 (Wall. ex Lindl.) Wall. ex Hook.f.
Add+ Trudelia Trud cristata 2008 (Wall. ex Lindl.) Senghas ex Roeth
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Vanda cristata 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 crista... 0
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