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The erect to semi-pendulous, stout stem completely enveloped basally by imbricate leaf bearing sheaths and carrying crowded, ligulate, bilobed and irregularly toothed apically, thick, coriaceous, conduplicate below into the base leaves. Strongly fragrant flowers have a lot of substance and are very fragrant yet are laxly arranged on 1 to 2, short to 6" [15 cm] long, laxly flowered, lateral inflorescence crowded among the leaves. This species blooms at various times of the year with very long-lasting flowers.
Hot growing epiphyte.
This species was extensively used in hybridisation and is the major source of yellow color in Vanda hybrids.