Plants (V)

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Plant taxonomy


Vanda Miss Joaquim

  • The Vanda Miss Joaquim is a hybrid orchid cultivar that is Singapore's national flower
  • It is also known as Papilionanthe Miss Joaquim, the Singapore orchid, and the Princess Aloha orchid
  • It was chosen by S. Dhanabalan (Singapore Minister for Culture) on 15 April 1981 to represent Singapore's unique and hybrid culture

  • It is also the first registered plant hybrid from Singapore
  • It is a grex or a hybrid of orchids
  • Ashkhen Hovakimian (Agnes Joaquim) hybridised this orchid which bears her name

    Ashkhen Hovakimian (1854—1899), a Singaporean Armenian