Papilionanthe teres

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Papilionanthe teres

Common Name: The Terete Leaf Papilionanthe
Scented: yes
Light Requirements: full sun
Temperature Requirements: hot
Blooms: mostly spring and early summer
Flower Size: 7cm to 10cm
Synonyms: Dendrobium teres Roxb. 1832; Papilionanthe teres f. candida (Rchb.f.) Christenson 1994 ; Vanda teres (Roxb.) Lindl. 1833; Vanda teres var. candida Rchb.f 1875

A giant sized, terete leaved, vandaceous, monopodial, hot growing epiphyte that occurs in the Chinese Himalayas, Assam, Bangladesh, eastern Himalayas, India, Nepal, Andaman Islands, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam in full sun with a branching, terete, very long stem carrying straight and suberect or curved, terete leaves that is almost ever-blooming, but most often in the late spring and early summer, on a 15cm to 30cm long, axillary, racemose inflorescence with few to several [3 to 6] loosely arranged, large, showy, fragrant flowers.


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