Vandopsis lissochiloides (Gaudich) Pfitzer 1889

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Flower Closeup

Plant in situ as terrestrial New Guinea

Plant in situ as lithophyte New Guinea

Photos byPeter O'Byrne, Dr. E.F. de Vogel Andre Schuiteman and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III


Common Name The Lissochilus-Like Vanda [An orchid Genus] - In Thailand Khao Phra Wihan

Flower Size to 3" [7 cm]

Found in Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, the Lesser Sunda Islands, the Moluccas, Sulawesi, New Guinea and the Phillipines at elevations of sea level to 1100 meters as a giant sized, lithophytic or terrestrial, monopodial orchid found from s a warm to hot growing orchid found on the edges of evergreen jungle with an elongated leafy stem carrying distichous, sword-shaped, coriaceous, conduplicate, basally clasping leaves that blooms mostly in the spring and summer on an erect, 8' [240 cm] long, subterminal inflorescence with many [12 to 30] fragrant long-lasting flowers.

Synonyms *Fieldia lissochiloides Gaudich. 1829; Grammatophyllum pantherinum Zipp. ex Blume 1849; Stauropsis batemanni G. Nicholson 1886; Stauropsis lissochiloides (Lindl.) Pfitzer 1882; Vanda batemanni Lindl. 1846; Vanda lissochiloides Lindl. 1833

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1862 as Fieldia lissochiloides; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 2 Ames 1908 drawing fideDie Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Beautiful Thai Orchid Species Kamemoto & Sagarik 1975 photo fide; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Opera Botanica # 95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing/photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 21 1165 - 1328 Brieger 1988 drawing/photo good; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; Vandas Motes 1997 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 8 2005 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Flora Malesia Orchids of New Guinea Vol V 2008; The Wild Orchids of Myanmar Taunggyi 2014 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #3 2016 as Fieldia lissochiloides drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #10 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #12 2017 photo fide;