Vanda hindsii Lindl. 1843

Side View Of Flower

Inflorescence Photos by Andre Schuiteman Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III


Common Name Hinds' Vanda [English Botanist early 1800's] - In Australia The Native Strap Orchid

Flower Size 1 1/4" to 1 3/4" [3 to 4.5 cm]

Found in Queensland Australia and Papua and New Guinea in areas with a distinct dry season in winter and spring as a large sized, hot growing, monopodial epiphyte on tall trees near large rivers or as a lithophyte scrambling over rocky outcrops with very bright sun at elevations of sea-level to 450 meters with an elongate stem carrying several, ligulate leaves that blooms in the spring through fall on an axillary, 8"[20 cm] long, horizontal to subhorizontal, loosely several [5 to 12] flowered inflorescence that has wide open, long-lasting, stiff and fleshy, fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Vanda truncata J.J. Sm. 1908; Vanda whiteana D.A. Herb. & S.T. Blake 1951

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 drawing fide; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 as V whiteana; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 photo fide; Lowland Orchids of of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Byrne 1994 drawing/photo fide; Vandas Motes 1997 photo fide; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide; Flora Malesia Orchids of New Guinea Vol V 2008