Vanda Tricolor Var. Suavis is a very fragrant species found in Java and Laos with 2-3 inch flowers colored in white with reddish spotting and a purple lip. Its fragrance is similar to grape candy. The largest of the blooming plants grow to about 2-3 feet in leaf span.
The Vandua Suavis story begins in 1847. In that yearÂ John Lindley (1799-1865), an English botanist, gardener andÂ orchidologist,Â described reliable nationals given the name of an orchid Vanda Tricolor. Vanda TricolorÂ is a species ofÂ orchidÂ occurring inÂ LaosÂ and fromÂ Java,Â Bali, LombokÂ andÂ Sumbawa. It was imported to England from the western part of Java in 1846 byÂ Thomas Lobb, the collector for Veitch Nurseries. A year later, in 1849, Lindley again described a Vanda orchid he considered different from Vanda tricolor. Vanda was later described by Lindley as Vanda Suavis. Some experts regard the white Vanda Spotted this reddish purple as one of the varieties of Vanda Tricolor Var. Suavis name Vanda Tricolor, but those that are separated into distinct types of Vanda Suavis, the name Suavis meaning sweet or pleasant. The name was given because the flowers that have a shape, color and a typically sweet fragrance. However, for now Vanda Tricolor Var. Suavis name eventually became the official name of record at Kew Gardens.
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