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Papilionanthe vandarum
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
Subtribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Papilionanthe

Papilionanthe is a genus of flowering plants from the orchid family, Orchidaceae. It is native to Southeast Asia, southern China, and the Indian Subcontinent.[1][2]

  1. Papilionanthe biswasiana (Ghose & Mukerjee) Garay - Yunnan, Myanmar, Thailand
  2. Papilionanthe greenii (W.W.Sm.) Garay - Bhutan
  3. Papilionanthe hookeriana (Rchb.f.) Schltr. - Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra
  4. Papilionanthe pedunculata (Kerr) Garay - Cambodia, Vietnam
  5. Papilionanthe sillemiana (Rchb.f.) Garay - Myanmar
  6. Papilionanthe subulata (Willd.) Garay - India, Sri Lanka
  7. Papilionanthe taiwaniana (S.S.Ying) Ormerod - Taiwan
  8. Papilionanthe teres (Roxb.) Schltr. - Yunnan, Bangladesh, Assam, Bhutan, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam; naturalized in Fiji and Caroline Islands
  9. Papilionanthe tricuspidata (J.J.Sm.) Garay - Bali, Lombok, Timor
  10. Papilionanthe uniflora (Lindl.) Garay - Himalayas, Nepal, Bhutan, Assam
  11. Papilionanthe vandarum (Rchb.f.) Garay - Himalayas, Nepal, Bhutan, Assam, Myanmar, China


Vanda 'Miss Joaquim' is a hybrid of Papilionanthe teres and Papilionanthe hookeriana. It is the national flower of Singapore.

See also[edit]


  • Berg Pana, H. 2005. Handbuch der Orchideen-Namen. Dictionary of Orchid Names. Dizionario dei nomi delle orchidee. Ulmer, Stuttgart