Phaius luteus Bosser 1971 Photo by Jay Pfahl 2006 All rights reserved.

Another Flower Color Form1971 Photo by Fred Hillerman.


Common Name The Egg-Yellow Phaius

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in Madagascar in humid evergreen forests at elevations of 500 to 1100 meters as a medium to large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with large ovate, slightly compressed pseudobulbs that are completely enveloped by several foliaceous leaf sheaths carrying 3 to 4, plicate, narrowly elliptic-lanceolate leaves that blooms in the spring on a basal, 2' [60 cm] long, several to many flowered inflorescence with fragrant flowers

Synonyms Gastrorchis lutea (Ursch & Toill.-Gen.ex Bosser) K.Senghas 1984; Phaius geffrayi Bosser 1971; Phaius villosus var. longibracteatus S.Moore 1877

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 10 1963 as Gastorchis luteus; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984 as Gastrorchis lutea; An Introduction to the Angraecoid Orchids of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 71 No 1 2007 photo as Gastorchis luteus; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 as Gastrorchis luteus photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 71 #1 2008 as Gastrorchis luteus photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide