!Vanda tessellata (Roxb.) Hook. 1830 SECTION Longicalcarata

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Side View Of Flower

Photos by Nik Fahmi

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 in the summer, fall and early winter on a sub-erect, 6 to 10" [15 to 50 cm] long inflorescence carrying 5 to 12, fragrant grape to lilac scented, long-lived flowers.

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

Synonyms Aerides tessellatum [Roxb.] Wight 1833; Cymbidium allagnata Buch.-Ham. ex Wall. 1832; Cymbidium tessellatum Sw. 1[Roxb.] 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 as V roxburgii Drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 28 No 4 1959 as V roxburghii; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 No 8 1964 photo fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 6 1978 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 6 1978 photo; Indian Orchids: A Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979; A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Vol 2 Dassanayake & Fosberg 1981 drawing fide; Orchids of Nilgiris Joseph 1987 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 photo good; Orchid Culture in Ceylon and the East Price 1981; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 58 No 2 1994; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 10 1995 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 60 #3 1996 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 10 1996 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 61 #2 1997 photo fide; Vandas Motes 1997 photo good; AOS Bulletin Vol 68 No 5 1999 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 70 No 1 2001 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 5 2003 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 8 2003 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 #10 2007 drawing fide; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok photo hmm; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 8 2008; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #6 2010 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #1 2016 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #3 2016 as V roxburghii drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #11 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #11 2019; AOS Bulletin Vol 89 #11 2020 photo fide;

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