Vanda merrillii Ames & Quisumb. 1932


Vanda merrillii Ames & Quisumb. 1932 is a large sized, epiphytic growing orchid species, native to the island of Luzon in the Philippines.

The tropical Vanda orchid has been named in honour to the American botanist Elmer Drew Merrill (1876-1956), a specialist on the plants of South East Asia. Inflorescences of Vanda merrillii get lengths up to 25 cm and carry up to 15 spicily fragrant, waxy flowers. The long-lasting flowers reach a size of about 5 cm. Flowering period: Spring. Vanda merrillii orchids are protected by CITES Appendix II (trade controlled to avoid use incompatible with species survival). The showy, tropical orchid requires a warm to hot, humid climate
and bright to full sunlight.

Vanda merrillii
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Image: Vanda merrillii Ames & Quisumb. 1932

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