Vanda wightii Rchb.f.

First published in W.G.Walpers, Ann. Bot. Syst. 6: 932 (1864)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is SW. India, Central Sri Lanka. It is an epiphytic subshrub and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.

Distribution

Native to:

India, Sri Lanka

Classification

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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • De, A. & Hajra, P.K. (2004). Taxonomic study of the genus Vanda (sensu lato) in India. The Journal of the Orchid Society of India 18: 25-40.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Humphreys, A.M., Govaerts, R., Ficinski, S.Z., Nic Lughadha, E. & Vorontsova, M.S. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047.
  • Kumar, C.S., Kumar, O.C.S. & George, E. (2006). Rediscovery of Robert Wight's Vanda wightii Rchb. f. (Orchidaceae). Rheedea 16: 49-54.
  • Motes, M.R. (2021). The Natural Genus Vanda. A Monograph: 1-359. Redland press, Florda, USA.

Aeridinae: e-monocot.org

  • Walpers, W.G. Vanda wightii. Annales Botanices Systematicae. Lipsiae 6, (1864).

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Kumar, C.S., Kumar, O.C.S. & George, E. (2006). Rediscovery of Robert Wight's Vanda wightii Rchb. f. (Orchidaceae). Rheedea 16: 49-54.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Sources

  • Aeridinae: e-monocot.org

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