Papilionanthe pedunculata (Kerr) Garay 1974 Photo by Karel & Alex Petrzelka and the Vietnam Orchid Website

Full sunCool Springand Summer

Common Name The Pedunculate Papilionanthe [refers to the length of the inflorescence from the base to the bottom of the first flower]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Cambodia and Vietnam at elevations of 1200 to 1300 meters as a large to giant sized, cool growing terete stem and leaf epiphyte with a scrambling viney habit that blooms in the spring and summer an elongate to 20" [50 cm] long, to 15 flowered inflorescence.

This species when not in flower is indistinguishable from P teres, but in flower it is obviously a different orchid.

Synonyms *Aerides pedunculata Kerr 1935; Vanda masperoae Guillamin. 1951

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Botanisk Tidsskrift bd 68 hft 1 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand V Seidedenfaden 1973 as Aerides pedunculata drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 2 1998 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 72 #1 2008 photo fide;