Vanda thwaitesii

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Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Epidendroideae
Tribus: Vandeae
Subtribus: Aeridinae
Genus: Vanda
Species: Vanda thwaitesii


Vanda thwaitesii Hook.f., in H.Trimen, Handb. Fl. Ceylon 4: 193 (1898).

  • Type locality: Sri Lanka, Hunasgiria District (=Hunnasgiriya).
  • Holotype: drawing by H. de Alwis, PDA ?.


  • Homotypic
    • Aerides tessellata (Thwaites) Enum. Pl. Zeyl. [Thwaites] 305 (1861). (non Aerides tessellata (Roxb.) Wight ex Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 240 (1833).)


Native distribution areas:
  • Asia-Tropical
    • Indian Subcontinent
      • Sri Lanka.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


Primary references[edit]

  • Hooker, J.D. 1890. A hand-book to the flora of Ceylon 4: 193.

Additional references[edit]

  • Thwaites, G.H.K. 1864. Enumeratio plantarum Zeylaniae: 305 (as Aerides tessellatum Thwaites nec Wight).
  • Kumar, M. 1998. Studies on the epiphytic flora in the tropical forest ecosystem of Western Ghats with special reference to Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. (KFRI Research Report No: 139. Abstract, -->PDF!! Reference page
  • Kumudini H. Aug. 2014. Vanda thwaitesii blooms from extinction. The Sunday Times Sri Lanka, Link.


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