Vanda bensonii Bateman
Vanda bensonii Bateman
Plant epiphytic, 10—40 cm tall, Stems stout, covered by leaf sheaths, Leaf several, distichous, thickly leathery, oblong or linear-lanceolate, apex unequally 2- lobed. 10—15 cm long, 1.3—2.5 cm wide, Inflorescences raceme 1-3, lateral or subterminal, suberect or nodding, 20—45 cm long, sparsely 6-20-flowered. Flowers waxy and polished, thinly textured, widel opening, 5 cm in diam., strongly fragrant, sepals and petals yellowish or brownish with dark brown dots and reticulate line, lip pinkish blue or pale pink, fleshy, spurred; lateral lobes erect, narrowly falcate

This species endangered and rare in the wild in Thailand, epiphytic on tree trunks in Oak-Dipterocarp forest or Oak-Pine forest; 1,000-1,500 m alt. Flowering : April-May.Thailand.—Northern and Northern-Eastern Distribution.—India and Myanmar