!Papilionanthe teres (Roxb.) Schltr. 1915

TYPE for the genus

Photo by Sunagawa

FragranceFull sun Hot MOSTLY Springand EARLY Summer

Common Name The Terete Leaf Papilionanthe - In Thailand - Ueang kean - Ueang mok - Mok kulap - In China Feng Die Lan

Flower Size 3 to 4" [7 to 10 cm]

Found in the Chinese Himalayas, Assam, Bangladesh, eastern Himalayas, India, Nepal, Andaman Islands, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam in full sun A giant sized, terete leafed, vandanaceous, monopodial, hot growing epiphyte with a branching, terete, very long stem carrying straight, suberect or curved, terete leaves that blooms at most any time of the year but most often in the late spring and early summer, on a 6 to 12" [15 to 30 cm] long, axillary, racemose inflorescence carrying a few to several [3 to 6] loosely arranged, large, showy, fragrant flowers

Synonyms Dendrobium teres Roxb. 1832; Papilionanthe teres f. candida (Rchb.f.) Christenson 1994 ; Vanda teres (Roxb.) Lindl. 1833; Vanda teres var. candida Rchb.f 1875

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Vanda teres drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Vanda teres; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Vanda teres drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 5 1957 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 9 1963 photo fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1963 as Vanda teres photo fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Vanda teres; Beautiful Thai Orchid Species Kamemoto & Sagarik 1975 Vanda teres photo fide; Indian Orchids: A Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 5 1981 as Vanda teres drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 drawing/photo fide; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 darwwing/photo fide; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 8 1993 as Vanda teres photo fide; *AOS Bulletin No 63 No 12 1994 as P teres fma candida photo fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; The Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen & Mori 1997; Vandas Motes 1997 photo good; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 1 1998 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 5 2000 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; Orchid Flora Of Kamrup District Assam Iswar Chandra Barua 2001 drawing fide; Beautiful Orchids of Nepal Rajbhandari & Bhattarai 2001; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 2 Tanaka 2004; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 8 2005 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 9 2005 photo fide; 100 Sikkim Himalayan Orchids Pradhan 2005 photo good; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawings/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 72 #1 2008 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 72 #1 2008 as P teres var albaphoto fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #7 2010 drawing fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 77 #3 2013 drawing fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Part 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase & Rasmussen 2014 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 87 #1 2018 drawing fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;

Papilionanthe teres (Roxb.) Schltr. 1915 var alba

Specimen plant

Photo by Jay Pfahl

Orchid Digest Vol 72 #1 2008 photo fide;

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