Phaius baconii J.J.Wood & Shim 1994

TYPE Drawing Photo/TYPE Drawing by A Lamb 1994

Part shade Cool Winter Spring

Common Name Bacon's Phaius [Veterinary Officer in Sabah and discoverer of type current]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in lower montane forests in bamboo thickets at elevations of 1200 to 1500 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with a fleshy, branching, dark green flushed purple stem carrying 2, apical, rarely a third much smaller lower leaf, narrwoly elliptic to elliptic, acuminate, plicate, narrowing below into the basally clasping petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on an erect, arising from the middle to lower nodes of the stem, peduncle 3.2 to 7.2" [8 to 18 cm] long, with 3 ovate, acute, scarious sheaths, rachis 2.4 to 3.4" [6 to 8.5 cm] long, somewhat fractiflex, white, 3 to 6 flowered inflorescence with ovate-elliptic to narrowly elliptic, acute to acuminate, scarious, concave, white flushed with green, longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying white flowers with purple stripes on the lip and a yellow disc sometimes speckled with red..

Synonyms *Dimorphorchis rossii var. tenomensis A.L.Lamb 1994

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; Orchids of Borneo Vol 1 Vermuellen 1994 as Dimorphorchis rossii var. tenomensis drawing/photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Malesian Orchid J. 2: 90 Cribb 2008 photo/drawing fide

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