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Vanda lamellata Lindl.

Family Name: Orchidaceae
Semi Shade Moderate Water Ornamental Flowers Climber, Vine and Liana


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Monocotyledon)
Plant Growth Form Climber, Vine & Liana
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic


Native Distribution Marianas Islands, Ryuku Islands, Philippines and Taiwan. 
Native Habitat Terrestrial

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form A monopodial climbing orchid. It climbs by means of its roots and can reach up to 70cm in height. 
Foliage The leaves are V-shaped in cross-section and can grow up to 25cm long and 2cm wide. 
Flowers The fragrant flowers are borne on a raceme which can grow longer than the leaves. The flower petals and sepals are yellow with brownish streaks along the length of the surface. 
Cultivation It is ideally grown under partial sun, in very free draining growing media.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers
Landscape Uses Small Gardens

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water
Propagation Method Seed, Stem Cutting

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Master ID 31483
Species ID 5880
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Species record last updated on: 20 August 2021.