Phaius australis F. Muell. 1888 Photo by Alan Wynn and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Part Shade Hot Cool Winter EARLIER Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Southern Phaius - in Australia - The Common Swamp Orchid

Flower Size 2.4 to 4" [6 to 10 cm]

Found in Queensland and New South Wales Australia in swamps, depressions, seepage areas and grassy and shrubby areas at elevations of 5 to 1100 meters as a large to giant sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with large, crowded pseudobulbs carrying 4 to 7, plicate, dark green leaves that blooms in the winter and earlier spring on an erect, 20 to 80" [50 to 200 cm] long, 4 to 16 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Phaius grandifolius var. rowanae F.M.Bailey 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Australian Orchids Jones 2006 as P australis var australis photo fide;

Phaius australis var. bernaysii (F.Muell. ex Rchb.f.) Nicholls 1951

Found in Queensland Australia in swampy areas at elevations of sea level to 25 meters as a large to giant sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial.

Synonyms Phaius australis var. bernaysii (F.Muell. ex Rchb.f.) Nicholls 1951; *Phaius bernaysii F. Mueller ex Bernays 1873; Phaius bernaysii f. idae (F.M.Bailey) T.E.Hunt 1947; Phaius bernaysii f. soutteri (F.M.Bailey) T.E.Hunt 1947; Phaius blumei var. bernaysii (F.Muell. ex Rchb.f.) Hook.f. 1873; Phaius grandifolius f. idae F.M.Bailey 1902; Phaius grandifolius f. soutteri F.M.Bailey 1902; Phaius grandifolius var. bernaysii (F.Muell. ex Rchb.f.) F.M.Bailey 1883

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Australian Orchid Review Vol 70 No 4 2005; Native Australian Orchids Jones 2006 photo fide;

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