Subfamily:
  Epidendroideae
Tribe:
  Vandeae
Subtribe:
  Aeridinae
Genus: Grosourdya:
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  • Andaman Is., Indo-China, Asia Tropical
  • Thailand, Asia Tropical
  • Malaya, Asia Tropical
Passages from The Orchids of Penninsular malaysia and Singapore
V. sanderiana is the only Vanda that has no spur. Hence no fragrace since the spur contains nectar that has scent.
It also has the largest flowers in the entire genus, generally measuring up to 4'' (10 cm) across. Exceptional specimens are known to produce blooms with a spread of 5'' (12.7 cm) to 5.5'' (14 cm). Moreover, they possess fullness of form, with floral segments presented flat to the point of overlap.

It is the original two-tone Vanda, with ground coloration variable from ivory-white to pale rose and lilac, but base of petals and dorsal sepal suffused chartreuse with maroon spotting distally; lateral sepals overlaid chartreuse with maroon veining distally; column, side lobes, midlobe and lip shaded chartreuse flushed maroon distally; texture crystalline.
Just as the finest Burma rubies are said to glow with the fiery intensity of pigeon-blood, Vanda sanderiana flowers display a depth of red comparable to ox-blood. The degree of red pigmentation determines its categorisation by horticultural variety:

  • froebeliana (sepals maroon);
  • albata (sepals tawny gold; blend of maroon on chartreuse);
  • labello-viridis (sepals chartreuse with maroon highlights; lips green);
  • alba (sepals chartreuse).

[Emrys Chew 2017-05-12]
  • Pteroceras carrii (L.O.Williams) Holttum (1960)
  • Sarcochilus carrii L.O.Williams (1937)
  • Sarcochilus maculatus illeg Carr (1929)
  • Sarcochilus muscosus Rolfe (1893)
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Grosourdya muscosa
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Grosourdya muscosa
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Grosourdya muscosa
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Grosourdya muscosa
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Grosourdya muscosa
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