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Vanda bensonii (var.)

Description:

A Vanda orchid.

Habitat:

Growing as an ornamental on a frangipani tree in the gardens of a hotel.

1 Species ID Suggestions

ceherzog
ceherzog 10 years ago
Vanda
Vanda bensonii Vanda bensonii | Orchids Online


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4 Comments

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 10 years ago

Well bensonii doesn't get south of the Malay peninsula I read, so I would guess it was not wild collected but crossbred somewhere. People are wild about orchids ("anggrek") in Indonesia.

ceherzog
ceherzog 10 years ago

Could be...there is a great deal of variety in the way species orchids look and it is possibly a cultivar..which just means a species that had distinction. Do you think it was wild collected?

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 10 years ago

Thanks Claire! It does indeed closely resemble V. bensonii, but I'm thinking it is a hybrid/cultivar of it.

ceherzog
ceherzog 10 years ago

It is possibly a Vanda tricolor cultivar rather than V. bensonii but bensonii is my best guess.

Scott Frazier
Spotted by
Scott Frazier

Bali, Indonesia

Spotted on Jun 25, 2013
Submitted on Jul 1, 2013

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