Tainia viridifusca (Hook.) Benth. & Hook. f. 1883 Photo courtesy of Botanická zahrada a arboretum Mendelova zemedelská a lesnická univerzita v Brne, Brno, Czech

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Kjell Nilsson

Part shadeWarm TO CoolWinterSpring

Common Name The Green-Yellow Brown Tainia - In China Gao Zhe Dai Chun Lan

Flower Size 1 2/5" [3.5 cm]

Found in Assam, the eastern Himalayas, Sikkim, China, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam in evergreen forests on open banks at elevations of 500 to 1600 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with pseudobulbs and a petiolate leaf that and blooms on a basal, tall, stout, 3 to 5' [90 to 150 cm] long, racemose, many flowered inflorescence occuring in the late winter and spring with simultaneously opening flowers.

Synonyms Ania elata (Schltr.) S.Y.Hu 1972; Ania viridifusca (Hook.) Tang & W.Wang ex Summerh. 1939; Ascotainia elata Schltr. 1919; Ascotainia fuerstenbergiana (Schltr.) Schltr. 1911; Ascotainia viridifusca (Hook.) Schltr. 1919; Calanthe eberhardtii Gagnep. 1932; *Calanthe viridifusca Hook. 1852; Eria ania Rchb.f. 1861; Tainia elata (Schltr.) P.F.Hunt 1971; Tainia fuerstenbergiana Schltr. 1906

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95 as Tainia viridifusca; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Ascotainia viridifusca; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing ok; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as Tainia viridofusca; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Laurent 1992; Orchid Monographs Vol 6 Seidenfaden 1992 as Ania viridifusca drawing good; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001photo good; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as Tainia viridifusca drawing fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as Tainia viridifusca; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide;