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Orchid Species: Vanda dearei

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)
Vanda dearei is an orchid species identified by Rchb.f. in 1886.
Genus
Vanda (V.)
Grex
dearei
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Rchb.f.
Year
1886
ORIGIN: Found in lowland Borneo in riverine forests at elevations of sea-level to 300 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Giant sized, hot growing epiphyte, this species was extensively used in hybridisation and is the major source of yellow color in Vanda hybrids. The species itself is, however not commonly seen. The erect to semi-pendulous, stout stem completely enveloped basally by imbricate leaf bearing sheaths and carrying crowded, ligulate, bilobed and irregularly.

FLOWER SIZE: 2 3/4 to 3.6 inches [7 to 9 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Most awarded/recent cultivars: V. dearei 'Mary Motes' (1990) V. dearei 'Orchidwood' (1986) V. dearei 'Enid' (1981)
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