Vandopsis undulata [Lindley] J.J.Sm. 1912

Photo by Eric Hunt

Fragrant Part SunCoolCold Spring

Common Name The Wavy Petaled Vandopsis - In China Bai Hua Ni Wan Dai Lan

Flower Size 1.2 to 1.4" [3 to 3.6 cm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Myanmar and southern China on oaks or on shaley soils at elevations of 1500 to 2300 meters as a large sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with an elongate stem enveloped completely by imbricate, leaf-bearing sheaths carrying oblong, unequally bilobed apically, narrowing slightly towards the clasping base leaves that blooms in the spring on a 6 to 8" [15 to 22.3 cm] long, striate, rigid, bright green, 4 to 8 flowered inflorescence with ovate, obtuse, green bracts carrying fragrant, waxy flowers

Synonyms Fieldia undulata Rchb.f 1862; Stauropsis polyantha W.W.Sm. 1921; Stauropsis undulatus Benth. ex Hook.f. 1895; *Vanda undulata Lindl. 1859

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1862 as Fieldia undulata; A Century of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hooker 1895 as Stauropsis undulatus drawing ok; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Stauropsis undulatus drawing ok; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Stauropsis undulata; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Indian Orchids: A Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 as V undulata drawing fide; ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 21 1165 - 1328 Brieger 1988 ; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991; The Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen & Mori 1997; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Beautiful Orchids of Nepal Rajbhandari & Bhattarai 2001; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 drawing fide; 100 Sikkim Himalayan Orchids Pradhan 2005 photo fide; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Wulfenia 22 [2015]: 137 - 188 New Orchids in the Flora of Vietnam Averyanov, Nguyen, Tich, Nguyen, Nong, Nguyen and Xuan photo fide; LANKESTERIANA 15(1): 750. Jeewan Singh Jalal & J. Jayanthi 2015; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;