Today will be sharing another thai clay flower-VANDA MISS JOAQUIM,
The Vanda Miss Joaquim is Singapore's national flower. This orchid was first discovered in 1893, in the garden of Miss Agnes Joaquim, the daughter of an Armenian merchant in Singapore. It was registered within the same year.The Vanda Miss Joaquim is a hybrid between the Vanda teres and the Vanda hookerana.
On 15 April 1981, the Vanda Miss Joaquim was proclaimed the National Flower of Singapore by then Minister of Culture S. Dhanabalan. The selection of a national flower was part of Singapore’s overall effort at fostering national pride and a sense of identity.