Vanda tessellata

not yet in bloom

Vanda tessellata                                                      
taxonomy described by Hooker, William Jackson
  published in       Loudon' s Hortus Britannicus  372    1850
family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Vandeae
  subtribe Aeridinae
  genus Vanda  (R Brown)  Jones 1820
  chromosomes   2n = 38
  metabolism CAM pathway, stomata of the leaves are open at night.
    (K.Silvera, L.S. Santiago, J.C. Cushman, K. Winter - International Symposium on Plant Biology, August 2013)
    it is useful give the soluble mineal nutriens, on the roots.
native of origins Bangladesh, Sri Lanka (Puttulam Palavi), India (Assam, Bauda, Surguie, Bahar, Amaravathi Hills, Kottappati, 
    Palaud, Orissa, Daspala, Tamil Nadu Peninsula, Darmapuri, Coimbatore, Hazaribagh, Dindigul, Bora,  
    Kerala, Trivandrum, Jharkhand, Garhwa, Nepal, Burma, Uttar Pradesh, Banda, Sirguja, Bengal, Cho Nagp,   
    Andhra Pradesh, Nellore Madras, Bihar), Viet Nam, China (Hainan, Yaichou)
  altitude 15 - 609 m (50 - 2010 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Tiruchirapalli (Trichy), (Tamil Nadu, India)
    Köppen climate classification : Aw, tropical savanna climate (with a dry season and a rainy season)
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 300 m / 990 ft) :
    Vanda tessellata b gr uk
  photoperiod in Trichy this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 42 m' to 11 h 18 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    sunny 
inflorescence      length  
  nr flowers  
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ days
CITES appendix  II

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