vanda

/van"deuh/, n.
any of several epiphytic orchids of the genus Vanda, of tropical regions of the Eastern Hemisphere, having large white, lilac, blue, or greenish flowers.
[1795-1805; < NL < Skt vanda mistletoe]

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▪ plant genus
 genus of colourful orchids, family Orchidaceae, with about 50 species distributed from East Asia to Australia. Most species have long, sturdy stems that bear closely spaced, strap-shaped leaves. Many hybrids have been developed by crossing species within the genus and also by crossing Vanda species with those of other orchid genera.

      Vanda flowers usually are flat and have a short spur on the lip. One of the most beautiful species, V. sanderiana, is considered to be in a separate genus, Euanthe, by some authorities. This many-coloured Philippine flower is often used in hybridization. The bluish-flowered V. coerulea and the dark-spotted V. tricolor are other well-known species.

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  • vanda — [van′də] n. [ModL < Hindi vandā, mistletoe < Sans, a parasitic plant] any of a genus (Vanda) of small flowered tropical orchids of the Eastern Hemisphere, having racemes of fragrant white, lilac, blue, or greenish flowers …   English World dictionary

  • Vanda — (V. R. Br.), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Orchideae Vandeae, 20. Kl. 1. Ordn. L.; Arten: V. Roxburgii, V. gigantea u.m.a., in Indien, schmarotzend auf Bäumen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Vanda — W. Jones ex R. Br. 1820, es un género de aproximadamente 60 especies de orquídeas de la subfamilia Epidendroideae de la familia Orchidaceae. Nativas del Sureste de Asia desde las montañas del Himalaya hasta las Filipinas y Norte de Australia …   Enciclopedia Universal

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  • Vanda — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Vanda (homonymie). Vanda …   Wikipédia en Français

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