Vanda lilacina Teijsm. Binn. 1862


Vanda lilacina Teijsm. & Binn. 1862 is an epiphytic growing, small sized orchid species, native to Thailand and Laos.

The tropical orchid has been primarily described by the two Dutch botanists Johannes Elias Teijsmann (1808–1882) and Simon Binnendijk (1821 – 1883) in the year 1862. In Thailand, the small flowered Vanda lilacina orchid, flowers reach a size of 1,5 - 2 cm, is called Khem Khao, means white needle. Flowering period: January - May. The stunning small Vanda orchid requires a warm, humid climate and bright light or full sun. Plants are best grown, mounted on wood or in hanging baskets. Inflorescences carry up to 20 flowers, which open simultaneously. Vanda lilacina orchids are protected by CITES Appendix II (trade controlled to avoid use incompatible with species survival).

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Image: Vanda lilacina Teijsm. & Binn. 1862
Photographer: Kitisak “Nat” Jaidee

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