Vanda testacea (Lindl.) Rchb.f., Gard. Chron. n.s., 8: 166 1877. (Syn: Aerides testacea Lindl.; Aerides wightiana Lindl.; Aerides wrightiana Lindl. ex Wall. [Invalid]; Vanda parviflora Lindl.; Vanda vitellina Kraenzl.);

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VAN-duh — from Sanskrit, referring to the Vanda orchids and some other epiphytic plantsDave’s Botanary
test-uh-SEE-uh — shell covered, referring to fruit coveringDictionary of Botanical Epithets

commonly known as: the small flowered vandaKannada: ¿ ಕಿರಿ ರಾಸ್ನಾ ? kiri raasnaMarathi: पिवळी वंदा pivali vanda

 
Native to: Himalayas, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Sri Lanka, India, Myanamar, Thailand  
 

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at Kulgi WLS, Karnataka last week of April, ’10; Vanda testacea – efloraofindia | Google Groups

  
QUERY :: meaning of the epithet testacea: Meaning of the epithet testacea (also testaceum, testaceus) is — colour of brick … referred Dave’s Botanary.
Could there be another meaning ?
This query in context of Vanda testacea — not able to know of red colour associated to the species.


Relating to or possessing a testa or hard shell?


Many thanks … for this good possible meaning, perhaps refers to covering of its fruit.
Have a sighting of the fruits: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dinesh_valke/5663195939/ … though not sure of it having hard cover.
If this is also a meaning, then it seems more appropriate than the brick colour. Many thanks.


I can’t find any other meaning either. Our friend Chuck says:
“made of brick or tiles; shell covered; brick colored”.
His site can be useful too, here is the URL:
< http://www.winternet.com/~chuckg/dictionary.html >.


Thank you very much, Mic for leading me to this good site: Dictionary of Botanical Epithets. It will prove very useful.
…. shell covered seems appropriate in context of Vanda testacea.


Names of Plants in India :: Vanda testacea (Lindl.) Rchb.f.: Vanda testacea (Lindl.) Rchb.f. … (family: Orchidaceae)

Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth
VAN-duh — from Sanskrit, referring to the Vanda orchids and some other epiphytic plantsDave’s Botanary
test-uh-SEE-uh — shell covered, referring to fruit coveringDictionary of Botanical Epithets
commonly known as: the small flowered vandaKannada: ¿ ಕಿರಿ ರಾಸ್ನಾ ? kiri raasnaMarathi: पिवळी वंदा pivali vanda
botanical names: Vanda testacea (Lindl.) Rchb.f. … synonyms: Aerides testacea Lindl. • Aerides wightiana Lindl. • Aerides wrightiana Lindl. ex Wall. [Invalid] • Vanda parviflora Lindl. • Vanda vitellina Kraenzl. … The Plants List
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Photographed at Yeoor Hills (part of Sanjay Gandhi National Park) … 20 MAY 12
Need help on resolving the Kannada name kiri raasna … referred ENVIS – FRLHT
Please validate the name put in native script: ಕಿರಿ ರಾಸ್ನಾ


In malayalam a group of orchids ie Acampe spp., Vanda spp. and Aerides spp. are called as Maravazha by local people. People use the leaf extract of any of these species to cure infections in the ear. 

 

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Please help me to identify this Orchid found in a coffee estate in Vaalparai. I have not noticed the flowers of this.
The picture Orchid (7) is taken at a different location with Spathodea campanulata as host tree.
Height: 15-20 cm
Leaf: 15 x 2 cm
Fruit: 5 x 0.4 cm
Date: 14 July 2012
Place: Vaalparai, TN
Locale: Coffee estate
Alt.: 1000 m asl


Most likely Vanda tessellata, but need flowers to confirm.


The plant is like Vanda testacea (Lindl.) Rchb.f. but flower is essential for confirm.


This can be testacea but the fruits are longer and even inflorescence seems to be long or just because pic has been taken from below it seems like that.


I would also go with V. testacea. At Valparai V. testacea is quite common. But we shall confirm once you get the flowers.


Looks like Vanda testacea to me too…


Thank you all. I think the leaves are bigger in V.tessellata than V. testacea. The scape is not more than 12cm here. I have to look the flower for further confirmation.


Ok I take my words back. Plz accept my apologies. Seems I am getting old 😛 This should be Vanda testacea


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[EfloraofIndia_170212PD02_Vanda testacea_Flora of Odisha]: please find the images of Vanda testacea taken from Ranpur

Name: Vanda testacea
Family: Orchidaceae
habit: Epiphyte
Habitat: Wild on Terminalia tomentosa and Dillenia pentagyna in Moist deciduous forest
Place of collection: Ranpur, Nayagarh, Odisha


Awesome photographs.


 

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Yeoor visit on 26/5/2013 :  Attachments (3).  2 posts by 2 authors.
Visited yeoor hills again from Thane area Got it what for we visited yeoor area forest 😀

Vanda testacea (Orchidaceae) Orchid Family
26/5/2013< Yeoor hills


…very beautiful pics, lovely close up..thanks for sharing..


 

 

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Vanda testacea (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 
VAN-duh — from Sanskrit, referring to the Vanda orchids and some other epiphytic plants … Dave’s Botanary
test-uh-SEE-uh — shell covered, referring to fruit covering … The Free Dictionary 
commonly known as: the small flowered vanda • Kannada: ¿ ಕಿರಿ ರಾಸ್ನಾ ? kiri raasna • Malayalam: മരവാഴ maravazha • Marathi: पिवळी वंदा pivali vanda 
Native to: Himalayas, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Sri Lanka, India, Myanamar, Thailand 
ReferencesFlowers of India • Orchids Wiki • Flowers of Sahyadri by Shrikant Ingalhalikar


Yes Vanda testacea

Wonderful


 

 

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Seen this Orchid on the way to Handi-Bhadangnath (Karnataka).
Bot. name: Vanda testacea
Family: Orchidaceae


Nice Shots … If you remember.. on which tree this orchid was


Yes Vanda testacea.


 

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Orchidaceae Fortnight : Vanda testacea @ Yeoor June 2011 :   Attachments (2). 5 posts by 5 authors.

Vanda testacea (Lindl.) Rchb.f.


Yes Vanda testacea


Fantastic closeup.

Now I understood that it is very much different from another Vanda


 

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ORCHIDACEAE Juss. Fortnight: 221013-10 Orchid for id from Manipur BS94 : Attachments (2). 4 posts by 3 authors.

One more Orchid for id from Manipur
These printed Pics were shot and provided to us by some of ours Classmates from Manipur ( Who were resident of Manipur) in 1998.


Probably Vanda testacea


Yes, Vanda testacea.


 
Vanda testacea (Lindl.) Rchb.f., Gard. Chron., n.s., 8: 166 (1877).
Synonyms:
Aerides testacea Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 238 (1833).
Aerides wrightiana Lindl. ex Wall., Numer. List: n.º 7320 (1832), nom. nud.
Aerides wightiana Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 238 (1833).
Vanda parviflora Lindl., Edwards’s Bot. Reg. 30(Misc.): 45 (1844).
Vanda vitellina Kraenzl., Gard. Chron., III, 12: 206 (1892).
Vanda testacea var. parviflora (Lindl.) M.R.Almeida, Fl. Maharashtra 5A: 90 (2009).
Distribution: Indian Subcontinent to Thailand

Thanks for sharing … This was first time seen by me in Narsinghpur (MP).


 

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ORCHIDACEAE Juss. Fortnight: 221013-14 Orchid for id from Manipur BS98 : Attachments (1). 3 posts by 2 authors.

One more Orchid for id from Manipur
These printed Pics were shot and provided to us by some of ours Classmates from Manipur ( Who were resident of Manipur) in 1998.


This species is Vanda testacea (Lindl.) Rchb.f


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along KSH 34 between Ramnagar & Malamba :: Vanda testacea :: DVFEB41/74 : 1 post by 1 author. 4 images.

along Karnataka State Highway No. 34 between Ramnagar & Malamba

Date: 24 APR 2011 … Altitude: about 640 m asl 
Vanda testacea (Lindl.) Rchb.f. … (family: Orchidaceae)


 

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ANAPR60 Vanda testacea (Lindl.) Rchb.f. : 9 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)
Family: Orchidaceae
Date: 19th March 2015
Place: Chamarajnagar (at the Tamil Nadu-Karnataka Border)
Habit: Herb
Habitat: Deciduous forest


Yes Vanda testaceae. Third flower from the base is going to fruit. I always feel happy to see fruits in in-situ populations.


nice to see the pods as … said and Amazing … how in the world does one tell… which flower will fruit?

could you show us which picture and which flower?

Is it this one by any chance?
first the original above and then one with my added circle on the flower face and tube arrowed labelled A and B resp…on the original above as submitted by … OR AM I OFF BASE?


In the image 6703, on the floral stalk, from bloew if you go up, 1st and 3rd flower has swollen ovary. That is usual sign to understand that this flower has been fertilized. Otherwise flowers will fall off without swelling of ovary and secondly, flower will certainly stay longer if they are not pollinated.


thanks, … but i dont exactly know what it is i am looking for

wild guess : i think i see “protruding structure” … is that the fertilized now swelling ovule?

i know you cant conduct a botany class long distance but i had to know


The part that connects flower to the main stalk.


oh ok

its very subtle but i saw it and discarded the idea… is that subtle

is this process described in detail and with puctures or drawings some place?

I’ll keep looking at all pictures of orchids in nature..


Thank you for confirming, … Several plants of this, too, had fallen down to the ground.


 

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Vanda testaceae (Lindl.) Reichb SN 15April 16 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3)

Vanda testacea (Lindl.) Reichb, epiphytic orchid from Sirumalai hills of Dindugul dt, Tamilnadu


TSP-APR2016-04-304:Images of Vanda testacea (Orchidaceae) : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (4)

It is my pleasure to share few images of Vanda testaceae (Orchidaceae 

Habit: Herb. 

Habitat: Wild, Epiphytic, Moist-deciduous forest. 

Sighting: Mudigere and Sakaleshpur, Karnataka, about 1200 msl. 

Date: 23-03-2016, 25-03-2016 and 28-03-2016


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Flora of Kaiga_Sharing_Vanda testacea 03052016 PK1 : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)
Pl see Attached Four pic of Vanda testacea  – blooming can be seen in natural forest road side in kaiga.
Date/Time-: 30/04/2016   –    10:30,
Location- Place, Altitude – Kaiga , Uttar Kannada ,Karnataka, 380 mtrs
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ – Wild
Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Orchidaceae


Very interesting pics. I am sure ant is not the pollinator, if yes then it is more interesting. Ok, now let me ask a very simple but interesting question for fun…… WHY DO YOU SEE SO MANY SPIDER WEB AROUND THE FLORAL STALK?


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Very simple Sir, ants are not pollinator as per my observation, may be attracted by nector/sugary pollenia or to get the dead insects from the labellum. secondly spider is wiser. It knows where to weave its web to prey on insects/bees which is attracted by shape, colour  and nector in a labellum. Would like to know more from you.


 
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