Papilionanthe uniflora [Lindley]Garay 1974

Photo by Dale and Deni Borders

Full sun to Cool Cold Summer to Fall

Common Name The Single Flowered Papilionanthe

Flower Size .4 t o.6" [1 to 1.5 cm]

Found in Assam, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Bhutan and Sikkim in wet temperate forests at elevations of 1600 to 2400 meters as a large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a branched stem enveloped by leaf bearing sheaths carrying erect, terete, weakly curved, acute, jointed leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on an axillary, basally sheathed, successively single, several flowered inflorescence with an ovate floral bract.

Synonyms Aerides longicornu Hook.f. 1890; Aerides uniflora (Lindl.) Summerh. 1956; Luisia uniflora Blume 1849; *Mesoclastes uniflora Lindl. 1822

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Vol 22 Hooker 1893 as Aerides longicornu drawing fide; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Aerides longicornu drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 4 1958 as Aerides longicornu Drawing fide; Indian Orchids: A Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 as Papilionanthe longicornu drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 ; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Orchid Digest Vol 72 #1 2008; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Part 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase & Rasmussen 2014;