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Orchid Species: Vandopsis lowii

Kew currently accepted name is Dimorphorchis lowii

Vandopsis lowii is an orchid species identified by (Lindl.) Schltr. in 1911. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Dimorphorchis lowii.
Genus
Vandopsis (Vdps.)
Grex
lowii
Parents
Species
Author
(Lindl.) Schltr.
Year
1911
ORIGIN: Found in Borneo, especially Sarawak in hill and lower montane forests in gullies and ravines in tall trees often overhanging water at elevations of sea-level to 1800 meters.

DESCRIPTION: This is a monopodial, large sized, hot to warm growing, epiphytic species with long pendant, stout, stems carrying ligulate, unequally bilobed at the apex leaves that are articulated to the sheathing leaf base and blooms in the fall and early winter on a pendant, to 12' [to 360 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate bracts and has two distinctly different flowers on the same inflorescence. The basal flowers are strongly fragrant, are yellow with purple spots, with hairs on the outer surface, 2 tall and 2 2/5 across, and has the sepals and petals overlapping. The apical flowers have yellow with large, maroon blotches, 2 2/5 tall and 2 1/2 across, with the sepals and petals separated and having undulate margins as well as being hairy on the outer surface.

FLOWER SIZE: 3 and more inches [7.5 cm+] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Dimorphorchis Dimo lowii 1919 (Lindl.) Rolfe
Add+ Arachnis Arach lowii 1886 (Lindl.) Rchb.f.
Add+ Arachnanthe Ane lowii 1883 (Lindl.) Benth. & Hook.f.
Add+ Renanthera Ren lowii 1855 (Lindl.) Rchb.f.
Add+ Vanda V lowii 1847 Lindl.
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