Vanda liouvillei Finet 1912 Orchid


Vanda liouvillei Finet 1912 is an epiphytic growing orchid species native to Thailand, Myanmar (formerly Burma) and Laos and has primarily been described by the French botanist Achille Eugène Finet (1862-1913).

Inflorescences reach lengths up to about 50 cm and carry up to 10 - 15 long-lasting flowers, which are slightly fragrant. The faint smell reminds of musk. Flowers get a size of 2 - 4 cm in diameter and vary in color from yellow with red-brown spots to a dark brown-red with just a very few spots. The lip is often fish-tail shaped. Flowering period: February - April. Vanda liouvillei orchids are protected by CITES Appendix II (trade controlled to avoid use incompatible with species survival). The tropical orchid requires intermediate to warm temperatures and full sunlight. Vanda orchids are one of the most liked and traded orchids in the world, but most of the traded plants are hybrids. Rarely we can find a real Vanda species like Vanda liouvillei.

Vanda liouvillei Finet 1912
Flower Photoraphy © Orchids
Image: Vanda liouvillei Finet 1912
Photographer: Kitisak “Nat” Jaidee

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