Vandas (derived from the Sanskrit name for the species: Vanda tessellata)
are found in a range from Austrailia, through south east Asia and into
India and the Himalayas. They feature flattened flowers growing on a
lateral inflorescence. This genus is highly used in hybridization, but
many species are classed as endagered because of habitat destruction.
International export of wild-collected specimens is prohibited (as are
many orchids) under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. (CITES)