Vanda parviflora Lindl. 1844 SECTION Longicalcarata Photo by Lourens Grobler

FragrancePart sunWarm to Cool Spring EARLY Summer

Common Name The Small Flowered Vanda

Flower Size 1/2" to 3/4" [2 to 2.5 cm]

Found in Myanmar and Thailand in dry broad-leafed forests at elevations of 780 to 2000 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing, monopodial epiphyte with alternate, linear, recurved leaves blooming in the spring and early summer with a stout peduncle, erect, to 7" [17 cm] long, rather loosely 5 to 20 flowered inflorescence and carries fragrant flowers.

CAUTION!!!! Often cited as a synonym of V testacea and may be but this one differs in the smaller plant size and certain floral characterstics.

Synonyms Aerides wightianum Lindl. 1824; Aerides wrightianum Lindl. 1832; Vanda vitellina Kraenzl. 1892

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1896 as Vanda vittelina drawing fide; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1963 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections photo fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Beautiful Thai Orchid Species Kamemoto & Sagarik 1975 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 7 1978; A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Vol 2 Dassanayake & Fosberg 1981 not = V testacea; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 as V vitellina; The Wild Orchids of Myanmar Taunggyi 2014 photo fide