Phaius pulchellus Kraenzl. 1881 Photo by Lourens Grobler

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Common Name The Charming Phaius

Flower Size 2 1/2" [6.25 cm]

Found in Madagascar, Mauritius and Reunion Island as a medium to large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial or epiphyte in damp, evergreen forests at elevations of 700 to 1700 meters where it blooms in the spring and summer.

Synonyms Phaius pulchellus var. ambrensis Bosser 1971; Phaius pulchellus var. andrambovatensis Bosser 1971; Phaius pulchellus var. sandrangatensis Bosser 1971

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 ok; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide

Phaius pulchellus var. sandrangatensis Bosser 1991 Photo by Lourens Grobler.

Found in central to south eastern Madagascar in humid evergreen forests at elevations of 500 to 1000 meters as a medium to large sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial and blooms in the summer

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide

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