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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Bangladesh to S. China and New Guinea.
Vandopsis lissochiloides

[A-EM]
Distribution

Vandopsis consists of four species collectively distributed in Burma, China, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, the Philippines, and the Malay Archipelago to New Guinea.

Ecology

Vandopsis gigantea (Lindl.) Pfitzer is epiphytic on tree trunks in open forest or at forest margins at 800–1700 m in China. Vandopsis lissochiloides is lithophytic or terrestrial on limestone and schist outcrops among patches of coastal vegetation in Sulawesi. It is also recorded as a lithophyte on limestone rocks beside the sea in New Guinea and growing on boulders in semi-deciduous secondary forest at 300 m in Laos.

General Description

Epiphytic, lithophytic, or terrestrial herbs. Stem rigid, decumbent or pendent, sometimes branched. Leaves many, distichous, coriaceous, conduplicate, articulated to a sheathing base, glabrous, deciduous. Inflorescences axillary, suberect or pendent, racemose, rarely shortly branched, several- to many-flowered. Flowers flat, resupinate, usually white or pale yellow, often with reddish spots, labellum sometimes with purple-red striations at base. Sepals and petals free, similar, spreading. Labellum smaller than petals, firmly attached to column, geniculately bent, channelled, concave or gibbous at base, trilobed, spur absent, with a transverse basal lamella, midlobe laterally flattened, adaxial surface usually longitudinally ridged or keeled. Column foot absent; pollinia two, deeply grooved with the halves unequal, waxy, sessile, stipe broadly oblong, viscidium transverse, prominent; rostellum inconspicuous.

[A-EM]
Use

No uses have been reported for Vandopsis. Several species are cultivated.

Native to:

Bangladesh, China South-Central, China Southeast, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maluku, Myanmar, New Guinea, Philippines, Sulawesi, Thailand, Vietnam

Vandopsis Pfitzer appears in other Kew resources:

First published in H.G.A.Engler & K.A.E.Prantl (eds.), Nat. Pflanzenfam. 2(6): 210 (1889)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.C. & Rasmussen, F.N. (2014). Genera Orchidacearum 6: 1-544. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.

Aeridinae: e-monocot.org
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0