Genus Vandopsis

Vandopsis Pfitzer,
in Engl. & Prantl, Naturl. Pflanzenfam. 2, 6 (1889) 211

Large monopodial lithophytic plants. Stem elongated. Leaves many, distichous, sheathing at the base, glabrous, deciduous, duplicate, leathery. Inflorescence lateral, a several- to many-flowered raceme. Flowers large, resupinate, pale yellow with reddish spots. Sepals free. Petals free, fairly similar to the sepals. Lip without spur, not mobile, at the concave base with a transverse lamella. Column-foot absent. Pollinia 4, in two bodies, solid, caudicles absent, stipe present, viscidium present.

Southeast Asia, Malaysia, Indonesia (east to Irian Jaya), the Philippines; 2 species.

Distribution in the Philippines
Luzon (Rizal, Laguna, Sorsogon), Palawan, Panay, Negros, Leyte, Mindanao (Zamboanga, Bukidnon, Davao), Sigaboy; 1 species [Vandopsis lissochiloides (Gaudich.) Pfitzer].

Mainly on rocks in the lowlands, often near the sea.

Vandopsis is a genus of very robust monopodial plants with showy, spotted flowers. It is related to Arachnis and Hygrochilus, but differs from both in the immobile lip. Not very common in cultivation.