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Vanda miniata (Lindl.) L.M.Gardiner

Family Name: Orchidaceae
Synonyms: Ascocentrum miniatum (Lindl.) Schltr., Gastrochilus miniatus (Lindl.) Kuntze
Semi-Shade Moderate Water Ornamental Flowers


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


Native Distribution Jawa, Malaya and Sumatera. 
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Local Conservation Status 1 Exotic (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form A monopodial epiphyte, it can grow between 6 to 15cm tall. 
Foliage The leaves are linear, thick and fleshy and are arranged alternately along the stem. The leaves measure 8 to 12cm long and 1.5 to 2cm wide. 
Flowers The flowers are arranged on erect racemes and measure about 1.2cm long. The flower sepals, petals and lip is yellow to orange-red in colour. The prominent part of the flowers is the long spur which measures about 0.8cm long. The flower lip is tri-lobed, with small, erect and triangular side lobes. 

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens
Thematic Landscaping Golden Garden

Plant Care and Propagation

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

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower & Plant Sexuality 1 Bisexual Flowers
Flower Colour(s) Orange, Yellow / Golden
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence
Flower Location Axillary
Flower Symmetry Bilateral
Inflorescence Type Raceme

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Master ID 32058
Species ID 6463
Species record last updated on: 17 May 2019.