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Orchid Species: Vanda sanderiana

Vanda sanderiana is an orchid species identified by (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. in 1882.
Genus
Vanda (V.)
Grex
sanderiana
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(Rchb.f.) Rchb.f.
Year
1882
ORIGIN: In it's natural location Euanthe grows on trees at elevations of sea-level to 500 meters close to the sea, often hanging over the water, and often fully exposed to the sun as well. A major player in vandaceous breeding programs because of its two tone look is found in the Philippines on Mindanao Island.

DESCRIPTION: A large sized, monopodial, hot grower with an elongate stem, covered by imbricating sheathing bases carrying distichous, curved, coriaceous, ligulate, unequally bilobed or truncate apically leaves articulated to the persistent leaf sheaths below that blooms in the fall on 1 to 2, ascending, axillary, stout, to 12 [30 cm] long, 7 to 10 flowered raceme with long-lasting, fragrant flowers usually shorter than the leaves.

FLOWER SIZE: 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 inch [8.7 to 11.2 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Origin
Add+ Euanthe Eua sanderiana
Add+ Vanda V sanderana
Add+ Esmeralda Em sanderiana
Most awarded/recent cultivars: V. sanderiana 'Lucky Chance' (3 awards from 1962 to 1975) Eua. sanderiana 'Taylah' (2 awards in 2010) V. sanderiana f. alba 'Christiane' (2 awards in 2006) Eua. sanderiana 'T.O.M.' (2 awards in 2005) V. sanderiana 'Floradise' (2 awards in 1994) V. sanderiana 'Chester Kawakami' (2 awards in 1990) V. sanderiana 'Lore' (2 awards from 1978 to 1980) V. sanderiana 'Norm's Supreme' (2 awards from 1972 to 1974) V. sanderiana 'Palm Springs' (2 awards from 1963 to 1972) V. sanderiana 'Christy Lee' (2 awards in 1964) V. sanderiana 'Myrna Mae' (2 awards in 1964) V. sanderiana 'Alicia' (2 awards from 1960 to 1962) V. sanderiana 'Harry' (2 awards in 1961) V. sanderiana 'Karen' (2 awards from 1960 to 1961) V. sanderiana 'Alii' (2 awards from 1959 to 1960) V. sanderiana 'Miami Shores' (2 awards in 1955) V. sanderiana 'Haley's Choice' (2015) V. sanderiana f. alba 'Mallory's Delight' (2015) V. sanderiana 'Lulu' (2014) V. sanderiana f. alba 'Julio David' (2013)
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