Phalaenopsis braceana (Hook. f.) Christenson 1986 SUBGENUS Aphyllae [Sweet] Christ 2001 Photos by Milan Vagner.

Full shade CoolCold Spring

Common Name Brace's Phalaenopsis [Orchid Illustrator 1800's] - In China Jian Nang Hu Die Lan

Found in the eastern Himalayas, Bhutan, Myanmar, south China and Vietnam at forest edges at elevations of 1100 to 2100 meters as a miniature, cool to cold growing epiphyte with large roots and one to two, deciduous, oblong-elliptic, subacute leaves and blooms in the spring on a suberect to erect, racemose inflorescence with 1 to 2, distant, tubular bracts and lanceolate, acuminate, concave floral bracts carrying 4 to 6, color variable flowers

CAUTION Kew has this one as a synonym of P taenialis

Synonyms Biermannia naviculare Tang & Wang 1997; *Doritis braceana Hook. f. 1890; Kingidium braceanum (Hook. f.) Seidenf. 1988; Kingidium naviculare Tsi ex Hashim 1984

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Century of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hooker 1895 as Doritis braceana drawing ok; Die Orchideen lieferung 23 Schlechter/Brieger 1990 as Kingidium braceana; The Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen & Mori 1997; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Phalaenopsis A Monograph E A Christenson 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as Kingidium braceanum; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 as Kingidium braceanum photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 as Kingidium braceana photos fide;

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