Vanda tessellata (Roxb.) Hook.f. ex G.Don

 
  • Family : ORCHIDACEAE
    (ORCHID FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Orchidaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Vanda tessellata (Roxb.) Hook. ex G.Don
  • Common name : Checkered Vanda
  • Vernacular name : Arathamaravazha, Maravazha, Maravanchi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Dry and moist deciduous forests and also in the plains
  • Comments / notes : On foothills to about 750m, on slopes, sometimes in dense masses on decaying trees.
  • Flower, Fruit : March-October
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Anantapur district, Chittoor district, Kadapa district, East Godavari district, Guntur district, Krishna district, Kurnool district, Nellore district, Prakasam district, Srikakulam district, Vishakapatnam district, Vizianagaram district, West Godavari district
    • Telangana : Adilabad district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Idukki district
    • Maharashtra : Amravati district, Bhandara district, Mumbai Suburban district, Chandrapur district, Nagpur district, ,Pune district, Mumbai-City district, Mumbai Suburban district, Thane district, Palghar district, Raigad district, Ratnagiri district, Sindhudurg district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Koraput district, Keonjhar district, Dhenkanal district, Cuttack district, Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Dindigul district, Dharmapuri district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Karur district, Krishnagiri district, Madurai district, Namakkal district, Pudukkottai district, Sivaganga district, Salem district, Tiruchirapalli district, Tiruvannamalai district, Villipuram district, Vellore district
  • Native : Indian subcontinent
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Nepal, China, Himalayas
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state - Monocotyledons; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Vanda tessellata. Downloaded on 22 September 2019.

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