Volume : IV, Issue : I, January - 2015

Morphological Characterization in Vanda species

L. C. De, A. N. Rao, P. K. Rajeevan, Manoj Srivastava, Geetamani Chhetri

Abstract :

Vanda consists of more than 70 species of monopodial epiphytic orchids distributed in India, China, The Himalayas, Sri Lanka, Philippines and throughout South East Asia. These commercial orchids are grown in Thailand, Singapore, Malayasia and Hawai. All orchids having the same characteristics as the Vanda genus is called as a vandaceous orchid and they grouped together to form the Vanda Alliance. Genera like Vandas, Aerides, Ascocentrum, Renanthera, Rhyncostylis, Aranda, Mokara, Kagawara are included in the Vanda Alliance. Many of orchids under this group are called as ‘Scorpion Orchids’ or ‘Spider Orchids’. They are ideal for hanging baskets, pots or tree logs. In the present investigation, 11 Vanda species viz. Vanda alpina, V. cristata, V. coerulea, V. parviflora, V. coerulescens, V. stangeana, Papilionanthe (Vanda) teres, V. bicolor, V. tassellata, V. pumila, and V. parishii were studied for development of morphological descriptors based upon UPOV guidelines and accordingly total 65 morphological descriptors of Vanda were developed.

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L.C. De,A.N. Rao,P.K. Rajeevan,Manoj Srivastava,Geetamani Chhetri Morphological Characterization in Vanda species International Journal of Scientific Research, Vol : 4, Issue : 1 January 2015

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