Philippines Chooses Vanda As New National Flower

The Philippines is ready to declare an orchid as its new national flower. Known in the local language as Waling-Waling, Euanthe sanderiana is a member of the Vanda family, and is often called “the Queen of Philippine flowers.”┬áSince this beautiful orchid is endangered, its new status will enable the Philippines to take more conservation measures for its benefit. It will join the existing national flower, a type of jasmine known as Sampaguita, as a symbol of pride across the country.

Waling-Waling, the "Queen of Philippine flowers"

The large, attractive flowers of this striking species help make it a popular hybrid parent. With this new emblem, the Philippines will join other countries which have orchids as national symbols, such as Singapore, Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Colombia, and Venezuela.

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3 Comments on “Philippines Chooses Vanda As New National Flower”

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  3. Terry Jones Says:

    Perhaps you can write more articles referring to this article. I wish to read more things about orchids in the Philippines! Excellent post.:)