Originally, the waling-waling is found growing high up on big trees in the rainforest. It has been discovered a long time ago, and already considered the grand-grand parents of most Vanda hybrids now in the commercial trade. Many inter-generic hybrids are also produced with this Vanda sanderiana as one of the parents. Examples of these intergeneric hybrids are Aranda (Arachnis x Vanda), Ascosenda (Ascocentrum x Vanda), Mokara (Arachnis x Ascocentrum x Vanda), Vascostylis (Ascocentrum x Rhyncostylis x Vanda), and more. Photos are from the ongoing Philippine Orchid Society Show at the Quezon Memorial Circle.
Above and below: Vanda sanderiana
above photo from previous orchid show