Porpax grandiflora Seidenf. 1977

Plant and Flower

Flower Closeup Photos courtesy of Rudi Hromniak and his and his Orchid Webpage

Full Shade Cool LATER Spring

Common Name The Large Flowered Porpax

Flower Size

Found in Yunnan province of China, northern Vietnam and northwestern Thailand in primary coniferous and broad-leaved evergreen forests on rocky karstic, highly eroded limestone, commonly on mountain tops at elevations of 1000 to 1740 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with close set, discoid pseudobulbs enveloped by a fine net of fibers left from a disintegrating sheath and carrying 2, broadly ovate, acute leaves that blooms in the later spring on a short, 1 to 2, simultaneously flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Botanisk Tiddskrft Bind 72 1-14 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand VIII Seidenfaden 1977 drawing fide; Taiwania 61(4):319-354 November 2016, New Species of Orchids (Orchidaceae) in the Flora of Vietnam Averyanov, Nong, Nguyen and Truong Drawing/photo fide