Vanda bicolor Griff., Not. Pl. Asiat. 3: 354 1851. ;

Nepal to Myanmar as per WCSP;

Assam; East Himalaya; Myanmar as per Catalogue of Life;

Common name: Bicolor Vanda

Plant epiphytic; roots arising from between laef sheaths, terete, 3-4.5mm wide. Stem leafy, covered with leaf sheaths, 16-26cm long; sheaths overlapping, veined, 2-2.5cm long. Leaves oblong, cuved, somewhat twisted in the middle, ape x obliquely 2-lobed, lobules tridentate, 7-21 x 1.1-2.3cm. Inflorescence piercing through leaf sheath, la x ly 3- to 6-flowered; peduncle glabrous, sheathed, 1-12cm long; sheaths distant, 3-4mm long; rachis glabrous, 2-4cm long; floral bracts triangular, base broad, 2-3 x 2.3mm (at base). Flowers 4-5cm across; sepals and petals tessellated, yellowish-brown inside, violet e x ternally, lip violet and gold, spur white; pedicel and ovary slender, 4.8cm long. Dorsal sepal obovate-spathulate, ape x rounded, margins wavy, tessellated behind, 2-2.1 x 1-1.1cm; lateral sepals similar, spreading, 2-3-2.4 x 1.3-1.4cm. Petals narrowly obovate-spathulate, rounded, margins wavy, tessellated behind, 1.7-1. x 0.7-0.9cm. Lip 3-lobed, spurred, 1.5 x 0.6cm; laterals lobes broadly rounded to ovate, subconnate with the column base; mid-lobe internally. Column terete, 6 x 3.5mm; anther cap flat, triangular, 3 x 2mm. Friut long-stalked, 6-ridged, 9.5 x 2.4cm; stalk 5cm long.

(Attributions- N. R. Pearce & P. J. Cribb. Orichds of Bhutan. Published by RGoB and RBGE. 2002 from Bhutan Biodiversity Portal)



Vanda tessellata ?? : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)

Help identify this Vanda species. Is it Vanda tessellata or V. bicolor?? 

Yes to me.

Not at all, this is Vanda bicolor. Very typical side lobes of the labellum.

This is indeed rare.