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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Papilionanthe hookeriana - Kinta Orchid

Scientific name: Papilionanthe hookeriana
Synonym: Vanda hookeriana

Common name: Kinta Weed, Kinta Orchid, Swamp Orchid, Pencil Orchid
Family: Orchidaceae

Origin: Native to Perak, Terengganu and Johor in Peninsular Malaysia, Sarawak, Borneo and Sumatera
Distribution: Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand.

Category: Climbing Orchid
Photo taken at: Secret Garden of 1-Utama

Vanda Miss Joaquim, the National Flower of Singapore is a hybrid of P. hookeriana and P. teres.

Read more from my NST article, "A Rare Jewel" here.

1 comment:

  1. Kwiat jest piękny i ma wspaniałe kolory i wzory na płatkach. Pozdrawiam.
    The flower is beautiful and has great colors and patterns on the petals. Yours.


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