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Vanda dearei Rchb.f.

Family Name: Orchidaceae
Semi-Shade Moderate Water Fragrant Ornamental Flowers Epiphyte


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Name Authority
Name Status (botanical)

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Monocotyledon)
Plant Growth Form Epiphyte
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic


Native Distribution Borneo and Lesser Sunda Islands. 
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form An epiphytic, monopodial orchid, it can grow up to 50cm in length. 
Flowers The flowers are borne on a short flower inflorescence that bears up to 4 to 5 flowers. The flowers have cream to yellow sepals and petals and are highly fragrant. The flower lip has a deep yellow mid-lobe, the 2 side-lobes are cream coloured.  
Cultivation It is best grown under 70% shade, in free draining media in clay pots or mounted on fern bark or hung.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers, Fragrant (Flowers)
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens, Skyrise / Balcony
Thematic Landscaping Golden Garden, Fragrant / Aromatherapy Garden

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower & Plant Sexuality 1 Bisexual Flowers
Flower Colour(s) Cream / Off-White, Yellow / Golden
Flower Texture(s) Smooth
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence
Flower Location Axillary
Inflorescence Type Raceme

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Master ID 31752
Species ID 6151
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Species record last updated on: 20 August 2021.