Tainia dunnii Rolfe 1908

Plant and FlowersPhoto by Takato NATSU from Japan and his Japan Orchids Page

Partial Shade Warm Cool Spring

Common Name Dunn's Tainia - In China Dai Chun Lan

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan in broadleaved evergreen forests or along rocky ravines at elevations of 600 to 1900 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with cylindric to rarely ovoid-conical pseudobulbs enveloped by scarious sheaths and carrying a single, apical, narrowly oblong to broadly linear-oblanceolate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, slender, erect, 12 to 24" [20 to 60 cm] long, racemose, laxly many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Tainia flabellilobata C.L.Tso 1933; Tainia gracilis C.L.Tso 1933; Tainia laxiflora var. piyananensis (Fukuy.) Masam. 1974; Tainia laxiflora var. shimadai (Hayata) M.Hiroe 1971; Tainia parvifolia C.L.Tso 1933; Tainia piyananensis Fukuy 1935; Tainia procera Senghas 1984; Tainia quadriloba Summerh. 1933; Tainia shimadai Hayata 1916

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 as T shimadei drawing fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 6 Seidenfaden 1992 drawing fide; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids of Hong Kong Barretto, Cribb and Gale 2011 drawing/photo fide;