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.);
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 … Dictionary of Botanical Epithets
commonly known as: the small flowered vanda • Kannada: ¿ ಕಿರಿ ರಾಸ್ನಾ ? kiri raasna • Marathi: पिवळी वंदा pivali vanda
Native to: Himalayas, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Sri Lanka, India, Myanamar, Thailand
[EfloraofIndia_170212PD02_Vanda testacea_Flora of Odisha]:
please find the images of Vanda testacea taken from Ranpur
Name: Vanda testacea
Habitat: Wild on Terminalia tomentosa and Dillenia pentagyna in Moist deciduous forest
Place of collection: Ranpur, Nayagarh, Odisha
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..
Orchidaceae fortnight :: Vanda testacea :: Yeoor Hills :: DV42 : 3 images. 3 posts by 3 authors.
Vanda testacea (Lindl.) Rchb.f.
Orchidaceae fortnight :: Vanda testacea :: at Karnataka :: PKA18:: : Attachments (2). 3 posts by 3 authors.
Seen this Orchid on the way to Handi-Bhadangnath (Karnataka).
Nice Shots … If you remember.. on which tree this orchid was
Yes Vanda testacea.
Yes Vanda testacea
Now I understood that it is very much different from another Vanda
Vanda testacea (Lindl.) Rchb.f., Gard. Chron., n.s., 8: 166 (1877).
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).
ORCHIDACEAE Juss. Fortnight: 221013-14 Orchid for id from Manipur BS98 : Attachments (1). 3 posts by 2 authors.
This species is Vanda testacea (Lindl.) Rchb.f
ANAPR60 Vanda testacea (Lindl.) Rchb.f. : 9 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)
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.
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.
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)
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
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.
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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QUERY :: meaning of the epithet testacea:
Relating to or possessing a testa or hard shell?
Many thanks … for this good possible meaning, perhaps refers to covering of its fruit.
I can’t find any other meaning either. Our friend Chuck says:
Thank you very much, Mic for leading me to this good site: Dictionary of Botanical Epithets. It will prove very useful.
Names of Plants in India :: Vanda testacea (Lindl.) Rchb.f.:
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.
Orchid plant for identification 060812MK03:
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
292 ID wild orchid Vanda: 12 high res. images.
Superb upload of beautiful images of Vanda testacea.
Vanda testacea (Lindl.) Rchb.f.: 7 very high res. images.
Location: Jajarkot, , West Nepal
Date: 26 April 2022
Habit : Wild
Very beautiful Vanda testacea.