!Euanthe sanderiana [Rchb.f] Schlechter 1914 Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

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Common Name Sanders Euanthe [English Orchid Nurseryman and Hybrid registrator 1800's] - Waling-Waling - Philippine]

Flower Size 3 1/2 to 4 1/2" [8.7 to 11.2 cm]

In it's natural location Euanthe grows on trees at elevations of sealevel 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 and is 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.

Synonyms Esmeralda sanderiana [Rchb.f] Rchb.f 1882; *Vanda sanderiana Rchb.f 1882; Vanda sanderiana var albata Rchb.f 1887; Vanda sanderiana var froebelliana Cogn. 1903; Vanda sanderiana var labello-viridi Linden & Rodig. 1885

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photo fide; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Vanda sanderiana var froebeliana drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 29 No 9 1960 photo as Vanda sanderiana; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 10 1963 as Vanda sanderiana; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 4 1973 drawing fide; Orchidiana Philipiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as Vanda sanderiana; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 6 1984 photo; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 9 1992 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 9 1996 photo as Vanda sanderiana; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 67 No 6 2002/3 photo; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003 as V sanderiana; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 6 2003 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 70 No 6 2005/6 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 10 2005 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 72 No 2 2007 photo; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide

Euanthe sanderiana var. alba[Rchb.f]Schlechter 1914 Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Australian Orchid Review Vol 65 No 4 2000 photo; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fideAustralian Orchid Review Vol 70 No 2 2005;

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