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

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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; Orchid Digest Vol 71 No 1 2007 photo as Gastorchis luteus; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide

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