Papilionanthe hookeriana

Papilionanthe hookeriana

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Papilionanthe
Species: Pplnnt. hookeriana
Binomial name
Papilionanthe hookeriana
[Rchb. f.]Schlechter 1915

Papilionanthe hookeriana is an species in the genus Papilionanthe.


Plant blooms in the summer with two to twelve 5 cm wide flowers.


Plants are found growing in the swampy deciduous forest of Vietnam, Thailand, penninsular Malaya, Sumatra, and Borneo at elevations of 0 to 700 meters


Plants are best grown hanged in baskets and on mounted and require full sun and cool to warm temperatures. Plants should be grown in media that is well drained such as tree fern fibers (for small plants), several pieces of coarse fir bark, or sphagnum moss. Plants require high humidity. If the plants are mounted the roots must be watered regularly.


Common Names: Hooker's Papilionanthe


  1. Vanda hookeri Hort. 1882
  2. *Vanda hookeriana Rchb.f 1856

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