Arachnis x maingayi (Hook. f.) Schltr. 1911

Photo by Gary Yong Gee and his Orchid Website


Common Name or Meaning Maingay's Arachnis [English Surgeon and Orchid enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Malacca and Vietnam in semi-deciduous and deciduous dry lowland forests at elevations of sealevel to 700 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an elongate stem carrying many stiff, nearly straight, basally toothed leaves with the edges recurved and blooms on an axillary, erect to 2' [60 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence occuring mostly in the summer.

This orchid is a naturally occuring hybrid of A flos aeris and A hookeriana

Synonyms *Arachnanthe x maingayi Hook. f. 1889; Arachnis vanmullemii J.J.Sm. 1920 ; Renanthera maingayi (Hook.f.) Ridl. 1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Malaya Holtum 1953; The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1987; Orchid Digest Vol 46 No 5 1982 photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 22 1329 - 1392 Brieger 1989 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing good; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994;