Collabium formosanum Hayata 1911 Photo by Sulo Copyright , Courtesy of Sulo Blogspot

Full Shade Cool Cold Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Taiwan Collabium - In China Tai Wan Wen Lan

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Taiwan, Hubei, Hunan, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, and southeastern Yunnan China as well as Myanamar, Thailand and Vietnam in dense forests or rocky places along wooded ravines at elevations of 400 to 2000 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with well spaced, petiole like, terete pseudobulb witha long tubular sheath and carrying a single, ovate to oblong-lanceolate, thickly chartaeous, undulate margins, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, basal, terminal, racemose, laxly 4 to 9 flowered inflorescence with large showy flowers.

Synonyms Collabiopsis formosanum (Hayata) S.S.Ying 1977; Collabiopsis uraiensis (Fukuy.) S.S.Ying 1977; Collabium uraiense Fukuy 1934

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas # 43-46 Thuniinae etc 1984 drawing fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 8 Van der Burgh & De Vogel 1997 drawing fide; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Maountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo ok plant only; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok;

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