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Orchid Species: Vanda coerulea

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)
Vanda coerulea is an orchid species identified by Griff. ex Lindl. in 1847.
Genus
Vanda (V.)
Grex
coerulea
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Griff. ex Lindl.
Year
1847
ORIGIN: Found in India, Myanmar 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.

DESCRIPTION: A medium to large sized, warm to cool growing, monopodial epiphyte. This species has very stout stems carrying coriaceous, ligulate, distichous, conduplicate, obliquely tridentate apically leaves and blooms in the fall on an axillary, erect or suberect, 2' [60 cm] long, laxly few to several flowered inflorescence with long-lasting flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: To 4 inches [10 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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