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Vanda coerulea  Blue Vanda


 Blue Vanda, Vanda coerulea


Vanda coerulea Griff. ex Lindl. 1847 SECTION Longicalcarata Photo by Lourens Grobler

Common Name The Blue Vanda - In Thailand - Fa mui - In China Da Hua Wan Dai Lan

Flower Size to 4" [10 cm]

A medium to large sized, cold to cool growing, monopodial epiphyte that is found in India, Burma and Thailand at elevations of 800 to 1700 meters on exposed dwarf oak trees or in deciduous forests in areas with a distinct dry season in the winter with daylong sun. This species has very stout stems carrying coriaceous, ligulate, distichous, conduplicate, obliquely tridentate apically leaves and blooms in the fallon an axillary, erect or suberect, 2' [60 cm] long, laxly few to several flowered inflorescence with long-lasting flowers.

Synonyms Vanda caerulescens Lindl. 1857