Vanda lilacina Teijsm. & Binn. 1862

Another Angle Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl


Common Name The Lilac Vanda - In Thailand - Kluai mai hang pla - Khem Khao

Flower Size 3/4 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm]

Found in Thailand and Laos at elevations of 100 to 1000 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing, monopodial epiphyte that blooms in the winter and spring on an erect, simultaneously opening, many [20] flowered inflorescence.

Grow in a wood slat basket with bright light, hot to warm temperatures, high humidity and plenty of water year round.

Synonyms Vanda laotica Guillaumin 1930

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing, photo fide; Beautiful Thai Orchid Species Kamemoto & Sagarik 1975 photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988 photo fide; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing/photo fide; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 photo fide; Vandas Motes 1997 photo fide; Oasis Vol 1 No 3 2000 photo; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 1 Tanaka 2003; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; The Wild Orchids of Myanmar Taunggyi 2014 photo fide