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Vanda Jones ex R. Br.


Epiphytic herbs. Stems fairly long, usually stout, with short internodes. Leaves distichous, flat, narrowly tape-like, often bilobed or variously toothed at apex, turning conduplicate toward base. Racemes axillary, usually erect or ascending, simple, bearing few to many well-spaced large flowers. Flowers fleshy, highly colored, long-lasting; sepals and petals subequal, widely spreading, with narrow base, margins often twisted or wavy; lip attached to base of column, shortly spurred, 3-lobed, lateral lobes small, erect, midlobe large, usually with longitudinal keels, spur often laterally flattened, without internal appendages or callosities; column short, without distinct foot; anther terminal, operculate, 2-celled; pollinia 2, waxy, porate or strongly cleft, attached to short broad stipe with large oval viscidium; stigma entire; rostellum short, broad, bifid.

About 40 species, from southern China, the Himalaya, Sri Lanka and the Philippines through Indonesia to Papua New Guinea and Australia. One species in Taiwan.

Lower Taxon

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