Vandopsis undulata

Scientific name:Vandopsis undulata

Originated in the Himalayas, Nepal, Bhutan, India’s Sikkim province, Burma, China, Yunnan, Tibet and other places, growing on the mountain forest tree trunks or rocks, about 500 to 2300 meters above sea level. Stem slants or droops, cylindrical, hard textured, up to 1 meter long, about 0.6 to 0.8 centimeters thick, easily branches, with few or many flowers. Leaves are leathery, oblong, about 9 to 12 centimeters long and 1.5 to 2.5 centimeters wide, the apex blunt and splits unevenly in two, the base has a sheath. Scape is stout, solid, up to 50 centimeters long, usually with a small number branches out, racemes or panicles. Flowers are white, fragrant; the middle sepals obovate, about 2.5 to 4 centimeters long, and 0.8 to 1.2 centimeters wide, the edge wavy and creased; lateral sepals slightly curls backwards and curves downwards, lanceolate, about 2.4 to 4 centimeters long, 1.2 to 1.4 centimeters wide, the edge wavy and creased. Petals and sepals are similar but smaller, the edge wavy. Lip splits into three, the inner surface of the lateral lobes are reddish-brown with green; central lobes are white with pale pink. Gynostemium is white, about 0.4 centimeters. Flower life is about 20 to 30 days. Prefers a lot of sunshine and warm temperatures. The flowering season is in spring~summer. It is easy to cultivate.