Vanda liouvillei Finet 1912

Inflorescence Photos by Lourens Grobler

Side View Of Flower. Photo by Lourens Grobler

SLIGHT LATE EARLY

Common Name Liouville's Vanda - In Thailand Sam Poi Nok

Flower Size .8 to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm]

Found in Myanmar, Thailand and Laos as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an erect stem carrying slightly twisted, strap shaped leaves and is similar to V brunnea but has slightly larger flowers and blooms in the late winter and early spring on an axillary, to 20" [50 cm] long, several [10 to 15] flowered inflorescence with slightly fragrant flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing/photo fide; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 10 1996 photo; Vandas Motes 1997 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 3 Tanaka 2007; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; The Wild Orchids of Myanmar Taunggyi 2014 photo fide

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