|Vanda coerulea - non wild form - horticultural sibling with improved flower substance|
Griff. ex Lindl.
Vanda caerulescens Lindl. is a similar separate species of dwarf form in plant and flowers.
Vanda coerulea, commonly known as Blue Vanda or Autumn Lady's Tresses, is a species of orchid endemic to Assam and neighbouring Khasi hills with its range extending to China (southern Yunnan). It is known as Bhatou phul in Assamese, Kwaklei in Manipuri, October in Mizo and Vandaar in Sanskrit. It has bluish purple flowers (only Thelymitra crinita has true blue flowers) which are very long lasting compared to other orchids.
|External identifiers for Vanda coerulea|
- Mohammad Musharof Hossain "Therapeutic orchids: traditional uses and recent advances — An overview", ⁎ Department of Botany, University of Chittagong, Chittagong 4331, Bangladesh
- Bonté F, Simmler C, Lobstein A, Pellicier F, Cauchard JH"Action of an extract of Vanda coerulea on the senescence of skin fibroblasts". Ann Pharm Fr. 2011 May;69(3):177-81
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