Vanda javierae D. Tiu 1984 SECTION Lamellaria Lindley 1853 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Flowers and Inflorescence Photo courtesy of David P. Banks Australia Copyright Control

Common Name Mrs. Javier's Vanda [late 1900's Philippine Orchid Grower]

Flower Size 2 3/8" [6 cm]

Found as a medium sized, cool growing, monopodial epiphyte in the Philippines at elevations of 1200 meters usually near water with elongate stems carrying several ligulate, recurved leaves that blooms on an axillary, erect, long, several [6] flowered inflorescence.

This orchid is closely related to B roeblingiana and B barnesii but differs in having a prominent, straight, parellel to the column side lobes to the lip, The white exterior and yellow interior of the side lobes, the narrow to very narrowly pandurate lip, the dentate, mid lobe apex, the fragrant flowers, the pure white sepal and petal color, the stiff leaves and the calli which are 2 ridges.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Australia Vol 11 No 6 1999 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 65 No 4 2000 photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Australian Orchid Review Vol 72 No 2 2007 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 79 #2 Motes etal 2016; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #4 2017 photo fide;