Papilionanthe taiwaniana (S.S.Ying) Ormerod 2002

Plant and Flower Photos by ??? and The Get Orchid Website

Common Name The Taiwan Papilionanthe

Flower Size 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm]

Found in Taiwan in primary broadleaved forests at elevations around 200 to 600 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an erect to ascending, usually not branched, rigid, cylindric stem carrying, laxly arranged, straight, pointing to upwards curved, alternate, cylindric, tapering at the apex, fleshy-coriaceous leaves that blooms in the summer on an axillary, stem-like, rigid, straight, suberect, to ascending, terete, 1.2 to 4" [3 to 10 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Papilisia taiwaniana (S.S.Ying) J.M.H.Shaw 2004; *Vanda taiwaniana S.S.Ying 1989

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan Lin & Wang 2014 photos fide;