Tainia wrayana [Hkr.f] J.J. Sm 1912

Flower Closeup

Plant Photo by Nik Fahmi and his Vortex Orchid Page

Common Name Wray's Tainia

Flower Size 1.5" [3.75 cm]

Found from Sikkim to Thailand, Malaysia to Sumatra in wet montane forests at elevations of 1200 to 1700 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with cordate, fleshy shaped leaves with an acute apex and 5 main veins that blooms in the spring on a 10" [25 cm] long inflorescence with 4 to 8 flowers.

Synonym Ipsea wrayana Hkr.f 1890; Mischobulbum grandiflorum (Hook. f.) Schltr. 1911; Mischobulbum wrayanum (Hook. f.) Rolfe 1912?; *Nephelaphyllum grandiflorum Hook.f. 1890; Tainia atropurpuea Ridl. 1896; Tainia grandiflora (Hook.f.) Gagnep. 1932;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Vol 21 Hooker 1892 as Ipsea wrayana drawing fide; A Century of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hooker 1895 as Nephelaphyllum grandiflorum drawing fide; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Nephalaphyllum grandifolium drawing good; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Mischobulbon grandiflorum; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 as Tainia wrayana; The Orchids of Thailand Seidefaden & Smitnand 1965 corrections drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Mischobulbum wrayanum; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas Liferung #14 820 - 880 1984 as Mischobulbon wrayanym; Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas Liferung #14 820 - 880 1984 as T sumatrana; The Orchids of Penninsular Mayasia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 as M wrayianum drawing fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 6 Seidenfaden 1992 as Mischobulbum wrayanum drawing fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 as Mischobulbum wrayanum; Orchidsof Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002;' A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 as Mischobulbon wrayanum photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as M wrayanum; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 as Mischobulbum wrayanum photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide