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Vanda hastifera

Vanda hastifera.jpg

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Vanda
Species: V. hastifera
Alliance:
Binomial name
Vanda hastifera
Rchb. f. 1877


Vanda hastifera is an species in the genus Vanda.

Description[]

Plant blooms in the late spring with several fragrant 5 cm wide flowers.

Distribution[]

Plants grow in the lowland, coastal, mangrove, and montane forest Borneo.

Culture[]

Plants are best grown hanged in baskets and on mounted and require bright to full sunlight and warm temperatures. If hunged the roots must be watered frequently. Plants should be grown in media that is well drained such as tree fern fibers (for small plants), several pieces of coarse fir bark, or sphagnum moss.

Naming[]

Common Names: The Lance Carrying Vanda

Synonyms[]

  1. Renanthera trichoglottis Ridl. 1896
  2. Vanda gibbsiae Rolfe 1914; Vanda hastifera var. gibbsiae (Rolfe) P.J.Cribb 1993
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