Vanda R.Br.

First published in Bot. Reg. 6: t. 506 (1821)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Tropical & Subtropical Asia to NW. Pacific.


Native to:

Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Cambodia, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Hainan, India, Japan, Jawa, Korea, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maluku, Marianas, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Guinea, Philippines, Queensland, Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam, West Himalaya

Introduced into:



Heterotypic Synonyms

Accepted Species


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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Chase, M.W., Cameron, K.M., Freudenstein, J.V., Pridgeon, A.M., Salazar, G., van den Berg, C. & Schuiteman, A. (2015). An updated classification of Orchidaceae. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 117: 151-174.
  • Gardiner, L.M. (2012). New combinations in the genus Vanda (Orchidaceae). Phytotaxa 61: 47-54.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Motes, M.R. (2021). The Natural Genus Vanda. A Monograph: 1-359. Redland press, Florda, USA.
  • Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.C. & Rasmussen, F.N. (2014). Genera Orchidacearum 6: 1-544. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.


  • Brown, R. Vanda Roxburghii - Chequer-flowered Vanda. Botanical Register 6, (1820).

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Apr 4, 2006 K:SPC-74613.000 No
Nov 15, 2002 Dorji, Y.; Pearce, N.; Cribb, P. [83] Bhutan K:SPC-62640.000 No
Nov 14, 2002 Dorji, Y; Pearce, N.; Cribb, P. [103] Bhutan K:SPC-70281.000 No
Jan 1, 1998 Yong, R. [1001] Malaysia K:SPC-70993.000 No
Jan 1, 1998 Yong, R. [1003] Malaysia K:SPC-70999.000 No
Jan 1, 1998 Yong, R. [1002] Malaysia K:SPC-70998.000 No
Jan 1, 1998 Yong, R. [1001] K:SPC-70994.000 No
Gardiner, L. [LG247] Indonesia K:SPC-76044.000 No
Gardiner, L. [LG187] K:SPC-76047.000 No
Singapore K:SPC-06909.000 No
K:SPC-51499.000 No
Rule, R.H. [5380] Burma K:SPC-29650.000 No
Gardiner, L. [LG150] Indonesia K:SPC-76048.000 No
Gardiner, L. [LG0005] India K:SPC-77061.000 No
K:SPC-25618.000 No
Motes, M. [L-M 02] K:SPC-76052.000 No
India K:SPC-59876.000 No
Gardiner, L. [LG234] Indonesia K:SPC-76069.000 No
Gardiner, L. [LG0043] K:SPC-76053.000 No
Giles, C. [GPS. 605] Borneo K:SPC-29977.000 No
Motes [s.n.] K:SPC-74902.000 Holotype No
Gardiner, L. [LG0050] K:SPC-76434.000 No
Tiu, D. [009] Philippines K:SPC-48511.000 No
[270] Thailand K:SPC-47857.000 No
K:SPC-61731.000 No
K:SPC-13221.000 No
Motes, M. [s.n.] K000891501 Holotype Yes
Gardiner, L. [LG138] Indonesia K:SPC-76056.000 No
K:SPC-13955.000 No
Gardiner, L. [LG0024] K:SPC-77074.000 No
Thailand K:SPC-45284.000 No
Collenette, C.L. [756] Malaysia Ascocentrum K000891623 Type Yes
Ames, O. [s.n.] Malaysia Ascocentrum K000891622 Unknown Type Material Yes
India Ascocentrum K:SPC-06826.000 No
Price, W.R. [551] Taiwan Ascocentrum K000891627 Unknown Type Material Yes
Trudelia K:SPC-12652.000 No
Trudelia K:SPC-12653.000 No
Wallich, N. [7328] Nepal Trudelia K000078657 Type Yes
White, K. [s.n.] Nepal Trudelia K:SPC-55190.000 No
Nepal Trudelia K:SPC-12651.000 No
Kermode, C.W.D. [17331] BU Trudelia K000891531 Holotype Yes
Nepal Trudelia K:SPC-06238.000 No
Trudelia K:SPC-38487.000 No
Trudelia K:SPC-13206.000 No


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