Pecteilis susannae (L.) Raf. 1837 Photo courtesy of Peter O'Byrne, Dr. E.F. de Vogel, André Schuiteman and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Fragrance Part sunHotTo Cold LATE THROUGH

Common Name or Meaning Susanna's Pecteilis [wife of Rumphius, Dutch Botanist 1600's] - In Thailand - Ueang tin kop, Ueang saowana, Nang ua, Wan narat, Wan nak kha rat, Ueang ang kai- In China Long Tou Lan

Flower Size 1.6 to 4" [4 to 10 cm]

Found in Assam India, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Malaysia, Borneo, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Moluccas and Sulawesi at elevations of 350 to 2500 meters as a large to giant sized, hot to cold growing terrestrial orchid with an ovoid-cylindric tuber giving rise to an erect, thick, leafy stem with basal sheaths and carrying, many, distant, ovate-oblong, acute, sessile leaves that blooms in the late spring, summer and fall on a subumbellate, laxly 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute to acuminate, munutely glandular pubescent floral bracts and carrying nocturnally fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Habenaria susannae (L.) R.Br. 1810; Hemihabenaria susannae (L.) Finet 1902; *Orchis susannae L. 1753; Platanthera robusta Lindl. 1835; Platanthera susannae (L.) Lindl. 1835

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855 as Platanthera susannae; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857 as Platanthera susannae; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905 as Platanthera susannae; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906 as Habenaria sussanae drawing fide; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as Platanthera suzannae drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Platanthera suzannae; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Hemihabenaria susannae drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 10 1957 drawing as Habenaria suzannae; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 4 1958 photo as Habenaria susanae; The Orchids of Thaialand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 3 1969 photo; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; Orchid Digest Vol 55 No 4 1991 photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing/photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids of Hong Kong Barretto, Cribb and Gale 2011 drawing/photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------