Botanical name: Papilionanthe teres Family: Orchidaceae (orchid family)
Synonyms: Vanda teres
This species is very variable in form, size and color. But when a bunch of Cylindrical Vanda are in flower it is quite spectacular. This is the only specie in the genus that has no constriction in its cylindrical leaves and is bluntly pointed. Plants of Papilionanthe teres initiate branching before flowering but other vandaceous monopodial orchids throw branches mostly during the spring. Cylindrical Vanda is an epiphyte native to India, Nepal and adjacent areas.
The flower labeled Cylindrical Vanda is ...