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Checkered Vanda




Checkered Vanda

Checkered Vanda is a commonly occurring, native perennial orchid from India. It has a presence in many other countries neighboring to India as well, such as Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. 


Checkered Vanda is a medium to large sized orchid with a climbing stem. Leaves are linear, narrow, 3-toothed at the tip. The plant blooms with an inflorescence carrying 5 to 12, fragrant, long-lived flowers. Flowers are 4-5 cm across. The sepals and petals have undulating margins and are pale green, yellowish green or somewhat bluish with checkered lines of olive-brown on the inner surface [1]. The outer surface is white while the lip is violet-purple with a white margin, and usually deeper purple towards the tip. 

Checkered Vanda is known for its medicinal use in curing dyspepsia, bronchitis, inflammations, piles, and hiccup.



Nomenclature:

Common name: Checkered Vanda, Vanda Orchid

Regional Names:
Bengali: rasna
• Hindi: वांदा Vanda, Nai, perasara
• Kannada: bandanike, badanika, jkeevanthige
• Marathi: aasna
• Oriya: ilkum
• Sanskrit: atirasa, bhujangakshi, dronagandhika
• Tamil: kantanakuli
• Telugu: chittiveduri, kanapabandanika
• Urdu: Banda

Botanical name: Vanda tessellata Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)

Synonyms: Epidendrum tessellatum, Vanda roxburghii, Cymbidium tessellatum




Reference:

[1] http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Checkered%20Vanda.html
[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanda_tessellata








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BizCard is an Android-based business card recognition application to automate the information recording and retrieval process. The application recognizes Indian-based business cards from a wide variety of fonts and formats. 

Business cards are cards bearing business information about a company or individual. Sharing cards during formal introductions is believed to be a convenient and a memory aid. However, it becomes a problem in itself when a pile of received cards grows larger. Storing the cards physically, categorizing them, and retrieving the information when needed is challenging in itself. Digitizing or automating the storage, classification, and retrieving is certainly a way out. A smartphone with a decent camera can play a pivotal role in making the digitization handy.

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