Vanda coerulea Griffith ex Lindley
Vanda coerulea Griffith ex Lindley
Plant epiphytic, 5—40 cm tall, Stems stout, covered by leaf sheaths, Leaf several , distichous, thickly leathery, oblong,apex unequally 2-lobed. 14—18 cm long, 1.3—3 cm wide, Inflorescences raceme 1-3, lateral or subterminal, suberect or nodding, 20—42 cm long, sparsely 6-14-flowered. Flowers waxy and polished, thinly textured, widely opening, 6-9 cm in diam., tinged blue, sepals and petals sky-blue, tessellated, lip sky-blue, shorter than sepals, fleshy, spurred; lateral lobes erect, narrowly falcate,

This species endangered and nearly extinct in the wild in Thailand, epiphytic on tree trunks in Oak-Dipterocarp forest or Oak-Pine forest; 1,000-1,900 m alt. Flowering : May-August. Thailand.—Northern (Chiang Mai, Mae Hong Sorn, Tak) Distribution.—India, Myanmar and China