Phaius pulcher (Humbert & H. Perrier) Summerh. 1964

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Common Name The Beautiful Phaius

Flower Size 1 1/2"

This terrestrial cool to warm growing orchid is found in Madagascar in shady, humid forests at altitudes of 800 to 1700 meters where it blooms on a 2 to 4' [60 to 120 cm]long, basal inflorescence arising as the pseudobulbs mature with several [12], longlasting flowers held near the apex that can occur at any time of the year.

Synonyms *Gastrorchis pulchra Humbert & H. Perrier 1955

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas # 43-46 Thuniinae etc 1984 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 1 2007 photo as Gastorchis pulchra; Orchid Digest Vol 71 No 1 2007 photo as Gastorchis pulcher; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide as Gastrochis pulcher; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide as Gastrochis pulcher

Phaius pulcher (Humbert & H. Perrier) Summerh. var perrieri Bosser 1971 Photo courtesy of Dale and Deni Borders

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Synonyms Gastrorchis pulchra var. perrieri (Bosser) Bosser & P.J. Cribb 1999; Gastrorchis steinhardtiana Senghas 1997

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 71 No 1 2007 photo as Gastrochis pulcher; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide as Gastrochis pulcher; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo as Gastrochis steinhardtiana fide

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