!Vanda tessellata (Roxb.) Hook. 1850 SECTION Longicalcarata

Flower Closeup

Side View Of Flower Photos courtesy of Nik Fahmi and Vortex Orchids

Fragrance Part sunCool Summer Falland EARLY Winter

Common Name The Lattice-Like Paterned Flower Vanda

Flower Size to 2" [5 cm]

Found in the Chinese Himalayas, Assam India, Bangladesh, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, western Himalayas and Myanmar at elevations around 1500 meters as a medium to large sized, cool growing epiphyte with a climbing stem carrying linear, narrow, conduplicate, tridentate apically leaves that blooms on a sub-erect, 6 to 10" [15 to 50 cm] long inflorescence carrying 5 to 12, fragrant, long-lived flowers occuring in the summer, fall and early winter.

Used in the Malayasian Penninsula as a cure-all by drinking the juice from the compressed plant.

Synonyms Aerides tessellatum Wight 1824; Cymbidium allagnata Buch.-Ham. ex Wall. 1832; Cymbidium tessellatum Sw. 1799; Cymbidium tesselloides Roxb. 1832; *Epidendrum tesselatum Roxb. 1795; Epidendrum tesseloides Steud. 1840; Vanda roxburghii R. Br. 1820; Vanda roxburghii var. wrightiana Rchb.f. 1883; Vanda tesselloides Rchb. f. 1864

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856 as V roxburghii; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95 as V roxburghii; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906 as V roxburghii drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Vanda roxburghii drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 4 1958 Drawing as V roxburgii; AOS Bulletin Vol 28 No 4 1959 as V roxburghii; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 No 8 1964 photo; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 6 1978 as V roxburghii; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 6 1978 photo; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988 photo good; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 10 1995 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 10 1996 photo; Vandas Motes 1997 photo good; AOS Bulletin Vol 68 No 5 1999 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 70 No 1 2001 photo; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 5 2003 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 8 2003 photo; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok photo hmm; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 8 2008