Phaius pictus T.E.Hunt 1952 Drawing By Lewis Roberts

Part shade Hot to Warm Fall

Common Name The Painted Phaius - in Australia - the Forest Swamp Orchid

Flower Size 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm]

Found in New Guinea and Queensland Australia in sheltered, humid rainforests in swampy to streamside locations at elevations of sea level to 600 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with 3 to 6, cylindrical to angular stems carrying 3 to 5, plicate, dark green leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, 12 to 36" [30 to 90 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with successively opening flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 4 1966; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide;