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Vanda insignis Blume

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

Name

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

Classifications and Characteristics

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

Biogeography

Native Distribution Lesser Sunda Islands
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Local Conservation Status 1 Exotic (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form An epiphyte, it has  a monopodial growth habit and can grow up to 50cm tall. 
Foliage The leaves are straped shaped and are arranged alternately along the stem. The leaf tip is bilobed. 
Flowers The flowers are borne on racemes which bears up to 8 flowers. The flowers are fragrant and measure 6 to 7cm wide. The flower sepals and petals are yellow with brown spots and the flower column is white. The flower lip has a purple, large and concave midlobe, the margin is finely serrated. 

Landscaping Features

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

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water
Propagation Method Seed

Foliar

Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Foliar Type Simple / Unifoliate
Foliar Arrangement Along Stem Alternate
Foliar Attachment to Stem Sessile
Foliar Shape(s) Non-Palm Foliage
Foliar Margin Entire

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower & Plant Sexuality 1 Bisexual Flowers
Flower Colour(s) Brown, Purple, White, Yellow / Golden, Patterned
Flower Texture(s) Waxy
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence
Flower Location Axillary
Flower Symmetry Bilateral
Inflorescence Type Raceme

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Master ID 32036
Species ID 6439
Species record last updated on: 17 May 2019.
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