Pecteilis hawkesiana (King & Pantl.) C.S.Kumar 2002 Photo courtesy of Prem Subrahmanyam

All White Flower Photo by Orchi and the Wikimedia Commons Website

Fragrance Hot Warm Summer Fall

Common Name Hawkes Pecteilis - In Thailand Nang ua sa kharik

Flower Size 3/5" [1.5 cm]

Found in Myanmar and Thailand in mixed deciduous and bamboo forests at elevations around 125 to 800 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with ovoid tubers carrying 2 to 6, prostrate, ovate, rounded or obtuse apically, glossy dark green leaves held in a basal rosette that blooms in the summer and fall on an erect, terminal, 2 to 17 flowered inflorescence with 4 or more acute sheaths and lanceolate, acute or acuminate floral bracts carrying showy, slightly fragrant flowers.

This species has been known commonly as P sagarikii but recently Kumar discovered that this species name was described first by King & Pantling as Habenaria hawkesiana so the name has changed.

Synonyms *Habenaria hawkesiana King & Pantl., J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 1897; Pecteilis hawkesiana (King & Pantl.) C.S.Kumar 2002; Pecteilis sagarikii Seidenf. 1973; Platanthera hawkesiana (King & Pantl.) Kraenzl. 1899

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 as P sagarikii photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001 as P sagarikii photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 as P sagarikii photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 as P sagarikii photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 as P sagarikii photo fide; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing/photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 errata for Vol 1

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