Sorting Vanda names

Species on this page ( A = names approved by most authorities, s = approved as synonyms) :




Vanda coerulea Griff. ex Lindl. 

CHINESE :   萬代蘭    (Taiwan).

ENGLISH :  Blue orchid.

FRENCH :   Orchidée à fleurs blanches,  Orchidée à fleurs bleues, Vanda à feuilles plates rubanées.

JAPANESE : バ ンダ・コエルレア      Banda koerurea.

THAI :  ฟ้ามุ่ย  Faa mui,  แวนด้าฟ้ามุ่ย  Wan da faa mui.

Vanda coerulea Griff. ex Lindl. f. semi-alba Griff. ex Lindl.

ENGLISH :  Pale-blue orchid, White orchid.

Vanda cristata Lindl.

JAPANESE :  バ ンダ・クリスタータ      Banda  kurisutaata.

Vanda hookeriana Rchb. f.   

SYNONYM(S) :   Papilionanthe hookeriana (Rchb. f.) Schltr.

THAI :  แวนด้า ฮุกเกอเรียนา  Wanda hookerianaa.

Vanda luzonica Loher

ENGLISH :  Strapleaf  vanda, Strap-leaved vanda orchid.

FRENCH : Orchidée de Luzon, Vanda des Philippines.


Vanda merrillii Ames & Quisumb.

SYNONYM(S) :  Vanda merrillii Ames & Quisumb. var immaculata Ames & Quism,  Vanda merrillii Ames & Quisumb. var rotorii Ames & Quism.

ENGLISH :  Philippines orchid.

JAPANESE : バ ンダ・メリリイ        Banda meririi.

Vanda rothschildiana hort.

JAPANESE :  バ ンダ・ロスチャイルディアナ        Banda rosuchairudiana.

Vanda sanderiana Rchb. f.

SYNONYM(S) :  Euanthe sanderiana (Rchb. f.) Schltr.

JAPANESE :   バ ンダ・サンデリアーナ         Banda sanderiaana.

THAI :  แวนด้า แซนเดอเรียนา  Wanda saenderianaa.

Vanda sumatrana Schltr.

ENGLISH :  Sumatra orchid.


Vanda teres (Roxb.) Lindl.

SYNONYM(S) :  Dendrobium teres Roxb., Papilionanthe teres (Roxb.) Schltr., Papilionanthe teres (Roxb.) Schltr. f. candida (Rchb.f.) Christenson, Vanda teres (Roxb.) Lindl. var. candida Rchb.f

棒叶万带兰  .

ENGLISH :  Cylindrical-leaved vanda, Terete leaf papilionanthe, Terete vanda.

FRENCH :  Vanda à feuilles cylindriques, Vanda à fleurs roses.

THAI :    เอื้องโมก​​​​ Euang mohk,   Euang mohk gor, ​​​​เอื้องโมกกุหลาบ  Euang mohk gu laap, แวนด้าใบกลม  Wan da bai glom.

Vanda tessellata (Roxb.) G. Don

SYNONYM(S) :   Epidendrum tessellatum Roxb., Vanda roxburghii R. Br.

BURMESE : Awaiting feedback.

ENGLISH : Vanda orchid.

FRENCH : Orchidée de Ceylan, Orchidée médicinale de Ceylan, Orchidée vanda.

HINDI : Banda, Persara.

MALAY : Awaiting feedback.

NEPALESE :   गा तिवार॓     Gaaii tivaare (Gai tivare).

SANSKRIT :  Nai rasna, Rasna.

SINHALESE : Awaiting feedback.

TAMIL : Vellaipunelu.

THAI :  เอื้อง สามปอยอินเดีย  Ueang sam poi india (Chiang Mai),  Ueang suea lek (Bangkok), สาม ปอยอินเดีย  Sam poi din diat.  

VIETNAMESE : Awaiting feedback.

Vanda testacea (Lindl.) Rchb.f.

Vanda parviflora Lindl., Vanda vitellina Kraenzl.

ENGLISH :  Medicinal orchid, Small-flowered orchid,
Small-flowered vanda.

KANNADA :  Kiri raasna, Kiriraasna.

MALAYALAM :  മരവാഴ  Maravazha.

MARATHI :  पिवळी वंदा  Pivali vand.

THAI :  เข็มเหลือง  Kem leuang.

Photograph1 and  Photograph2 by Dinesh Valke on flickr.

 Vanda tricolor Lindl.

CHINESE :   三色萬代蘭    (Taiwan). 

ENGLISH :  Indonesian vanda orchid.

Vanda ustii Golamco, Claustro & de Mesa

ENGLISH :  Philippines orchid.



Porcher Michel H. et al. 1995 - 2020, Sorting Vanda Names. Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database - A Work in Progress.  Published by The University of  Melbourne. Australia.
< > (2012).


General Bibliography




Specific & complementary


efloraofindia, 2012, Group discussions & efloraofindia website. <!searchin/indiantreepix/Vanda$20testacea >.

Lexilogos 2012, Online Multilingual keyboard. Devanagari.  < >. Excellent when converting a "gif word" into a scripted name.

Motes Martin R. & Hoffman Alan L. , 1997, Vandas (their botany, history and culture).   ISBN 0881923761, 2009, Online Thai to English dictionary and transliterator. Created by the adaptation of LEXiTRON developed by NECTEC. < >. Excellent resource.*****

Thai Biodiversity, 2009, สำนักงานพัฒนาเศรษฐกิจจากฐานชีวภาพ - องค์การมหาชน (Office of Economic Development of the biological - ITD ). < >.

USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN). [Online Database] National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Available: (25 March 2005). (GRIN)

Wikipedia , 2005, Vanda. Data accessed here via  < >. General background on the orchids Genus Vanda.

Beautiful gallery of orchid flowers on Nik Fahmi's Vortex's Orchids. < >.


Contributors to this page (Personal communication) : In progress.

Thai species left to investigate:

สามปอยดง  Vanda brunnea
สามปอยชมพู  Vanda bensonii
สามปอยขุนตาล  Vanda denisoniana
สะแล่ง Vanda pumila
ฟ้ามุ่ยน้อย Vanda coerulescens
สามปอยนก  Vanda brunnea
ปัจจุบันเปลี่ยนเป็น Vanda liouvillei
สามปอย  Vanda denisoniana
เข็มขาว  Vanda lilacina


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