Phalaenopsis taenialis [Lindl.] E.A Christ. & Pradham 1986 SUBGENUS Aphyllae E. A. Christensen 2001 Photo by Heike and Phalaenopsis Website

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Dale and Deni Borders

Full shadeCool Cold Spring

Common Name The Bandage-Like Phalaenopsis - in China Xiao Jian Nang Hu Die Lan

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

This is a miniature, cool to cold growing monopodial epiphyte is found from the western Himalayas, eastern Himalayas, Assam India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, southern China and Myanmar in forests on tree trunks at elevations of 1000 to 2500 meters with long, flat roots, a short stem carrying 1 to 2, oblong-elliptic, narrow pendant leaves that blooms in nature in the spring on a pedunculate, raceme to 4" [10 cm] long, with lanceolate floral bracts giving rise to 6 to 8 flowers.

Synonyms Aerides carnosa Griff. 1851; *Aerides taeniale Lindl. 1830-40; Biermannia taenialis (Lindl.) T. Tang & F.T. Wang 1951; Doritis taenialis Benth. & Hook. f. 1890; Kingidium taeniale (Lindl.) P.F. Hunt 1970; Kingiella taenialis (Lindl.) Rolfe 1917; Polychilos taenialis (Lindl.) Shim 1982

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95 as Doritis taenialis; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Doritis taenalis drawing fide; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906 as Doritis taenalis; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 3 1985; Die Orchideen lieferung 23 Schlechter/Brieger 1990 as Kingidfium taenalis drawing fide; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991 as Kingidium taenialis; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 1 1995 photo fide; Beautiful Orchids of Nepal Rajbhandari & Bhattarai 2001 as Kingidium taenialis; Phalaenopsis A Monograph E A Christenson 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 photo fide; 100 Sikkim Himalayan Orchids Pradhan 2005 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as Kingidium taenalis; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 as Kingidium taenalis; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 as Kingidium taenalis photos fide;

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