Phaius delavayi (Finet) P.J.Cribb & Perner 2002 Photo courtesy of Orchid Society Of China Website

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Societe' des Amatuers de Jardins Alpins

Part shade Cool Cold LATESpring Summer

Common Name or Meaning Delavay's Phaius [French Missionary and Plant Collector later 1800 to earlier 1900] - In China Shao Hua He Ding Lan

Flower Size 1.8" [4.5 cm]

Found in Yunnan China newar streams in mixed forests at elevations of 1500 to 3500 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with subglobose pseudobulbs carrying 3 to 4, plicate, elliptic to obovate-lanceolate, glabrous, acute, basally clasping leaves and blooms in the late spring and summer on an erect, terminal, 16" [40 cm] long, few to several flowered inflorescence with persistent, lanceolate floral bracts and carrying nodding, wide open flowers.

Synonyms Calanthe coelogyniformis Kraenzl. 1908; *Calanthe delavayi Finet 1900

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 60 No 3 1991 as Calanthe delavayi; Orchids of Huanglong Perner, Tang Si-Yuan 2007 photos fide; Flora Of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora Of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 Fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photo ok

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