Vanda caerulescens Lindl. is a similar separate species of dwarf form in plant and flowers.
Vanda coerulea, commonly known as blue orchid, blue vanda or autumn lady's tresses, is a species of orchid found Northeast India with its range extending to China (southern Yunnan). It is known as kwaklei in Manipuri and vandaar in Sanskrit. It has bluish purple flowers (Thelymitra crinita is the only orchid that has true blue flowers) which are very long lasting compared to other orchids. The plant bears up to 20 to 30 spikes.
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