Vanda foetida J.J.Sm. 1906 Photo by Budi Haryatna

Fragrance Partial sun Summer

Common Name The Bad Smelling Vanda [refers to the heavy creosote smell of this species]

Flower Size 2.2" [5.5 cm]

Found in southern Sumatra as a large sized epiphyte with an erect stem carrying many strap-shaped, fleshy, tough, shiny grey-green, tridentate apically leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, much shorter than the leaves, to 3.2" [8 cm] long, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence carrying wide open, fleshy, creosote scented flowers

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so use with caution.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 ; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001;