Tainia laxiflora Makino 1909

Plant and Flowers


Photos by Natsui.

Common Name The Laxly Flowered Tainia - In Japan - Hime token-ran - In China Shu Hua Dai Chun Lan

Flower Size 1.2" [2.8 cm]

Found in Japan and the Ryukyu islands as a small to medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with inclined, narrowly ovoid, erect to slightly arcuate, pseudobulbs carrying a single, green, plicate, oblong-linear to linear-lanceolate, acute to subacuminate, tapering into a petiolate base leaves with white to silver reticulation above and purple beneath and blooms in the spring on a basal, erect to lateral, 8 to 16" [20-40cm] long few flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Calanthe laxiflora Makino 1905; Oreorchis laxiflora Ito ex Makino 1909; Tainia minor var. laxiflora (Makino) T.Hashim. 1987

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Southern Ryukyu Islands Garay & Sweet 1974 drawing ok; Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas Liferung #14 820 - 880 1984; Orchid Monographs Vol 6 Seidenfaden 1992 drawing/photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009;