genus of plants

Vanda is a genus in the orchid family (Orchidaceae).

Vanda coerulea
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
Subtribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Vanda
Gaud. ex Pfitzer
  • Ascocentrum Schltr.
  • Euanthe Schltr.
  • Finetia Schltr. 1918, illegitimate homonym, not Gagnep. 1917
  • Neofinetia Hu
  • Nipponorchis Masam. illegitimate
  • Eparmatostigma Garay
  • Trudelia Garay
  • × Trudelianda Garay
  • Christensonia Haager
  • Ascocentropsis Senghas & Schildh.
  • Gunnaria S.C.Chen ex Z.J.Liu & L.J.Chen
Vanda tricolor

It is one of the most important orchids, with about fifty species.[1] The genus is very highly prized in horticulture for its showy, fragrant, long lasting, and intensely colorful flowers.[2]

Vanda is widespread across East Asia, Southeast Asia, and New Guinea, with a few species extending into Queensland and some of the islands of the western Pacific.[3] The genus is sometimes abbreviated as V. in the flower trade. It belongs to angiosperm.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Kew World Checklist of selected plant families
  2. The Orchids, Natural History and Classification, Robert L. Dressler. ISBN 0-674-87526-5
  3. Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  • Grove, D. L. 1995. Vandas and Ascocendas. Timber Press, Portland, Oregon. 241 pp.
  • Motes, Martin R., and Alan L. Hoffman. 1997 Vandas, Their botany, history and culture. ISBN 0-88192-376-1

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