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Vanda is a genus which, though not large, with about seventy species, is one of the most important florally as it has some of the most magnificent flowers to be found in the entire Orchid family and has contributed to the hybridists work in producing flowers for the cut flower market. The genus has a monopodial growth habit with leaves that are very variable according to their habitat. Some have flat, typically broad ovoid leaves while others have cylindrical (terate), fleshy leaves and are adapted to dry periods. Below are a few examples of species in the genus.

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