Vandachostylis Yen HKN Ng

Vandachostylis Yen HKN Ng

(Vanda lamellata

Vandachostylis Vinita)

Vandachostylis Yen HKN Ng (V. lamellata x Van. Vinita).

This cross was registered by Ho-Kin Ng in 2016 and originator is unknown.

I would like to share some information from the exhibitor:

'The name on this one is a bit of a challenge…

This was purchased from Lowe’s

It has a printed tag that says 

V. lamellata x Noi Blue x

Rhy. coelestis, blue lip

When I purchased this plant approx. 2 years ago, before there were any awards to this color form. There was no hybrid listed for V. (lamellata x Noi Blue), so I looked up V. Noi Blue x coelestis) nothing…then reversed it and found that Rhy. coelestis x V. Noi Blue was Van. Vinita, which crossed to V. lamellata is Van. Yen HKN Ng. 

Just now I looked up the cross again, since I couldn’t remember what the eventual name was and see that now R. F. Orchids, Inc. has registered V. (lamellata x Noi Blue) as V. Thai Blue with unknown originator, and they have registered V. Thai Blue x Rhy. coelestis as Rhynchovanda (which is an incorrect genus now and also originator unknown) Sandi Block-Brezner. there are no awards to this crossing yet in our records.'

Previous Awards:

There are 6 AOS awards for this cross. 

V. lamellata has 3 AOS awards and there are some award from Japan and Australia.

Vandachostylis Vinita received a number of awards (9 AOS Awards).


The candidate has 19 flowers on one inflorescence.

Flower Measurements:

NS H - 4.4 cm;                   NS V - 4.4 cm;

Dorsal Sep. W - 1.1 cm;    Dorsal Sep. L - 2.5 cm;

Petal W - 1.0 cm;               Petals L - 2.1 cm;

Lat/Sepal W - 1.3 cm; Lat/Sepal L - 2.0 cm;

Lip/Pouch W - 0.8 cm;     Lip/Pouch L - 1.4 cm.

Spur an additional 1.0 cm ling

Exhibitor - Laura and Wes Newton, FL (Accredited Judge, Florida North Central Judging Center)

Plant has been nominated for flower award and scored 80 pts (Award of Merit)

Virtual Award Description

Nineteen striking, flat, cool-toned flowers on one arched inflorescence to 22 cm(?); flowers white; sepals and petals lanceolate, dorsal sepal and petals basally brushed and suffused apically, smokey violet, lateral sepals suffused distally, superior half smokey violet; heavily suffused inferior half deeper smokey violet; lip trilobed, white, midlobe porrect, overlaid vivid violet, basally lamellate marked vivid violet, two centrally raised keels, white, apically bifid, side lobes porrect, stippled vivid violet, basal triangularly marked, golden yellow; column white, anther cap yellow, orange eyes; spur extends posteriorly and obscured by flower, overlaid vivid violet; substance firm; texture matte.