Tainia macrantha Hook.f. 1889

Photo by a The Meijue.net Website

TYPE Drawing

Drawing by J D Hookr.f. and The Plant Illustrations Website

Common Name The Large Flowered Tainia - In China Da Hua Dai Chun lan

Flower Size 3.04" [7.6 cm]

Found in southwestern Sichuan, Guangxi and southern Guangdong provinces of China and Vietnam on wooded slopes at elevations of 700 to 1200 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with prostrate on the rhizome becoming arching-ascending above, narrowly cylindric pseudobulbs carrying a single, elliptic, plicate, thinly papery, truncate to subrounded below into the petiolate base elaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal 3 sheathed, rachis 3 to 6 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Mischobulbum emeiense K.Y.Lang 1982; *Mischobulbum macranthum (Hook.f.) Rolfe 1912; Tainia emeiensis (K.Y.Lang) Z.H.Tsi 1999

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Hooker's Icon. Pl. 19: t. 1860 1889; Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas Liferung #14 820 - 880 1984 as Mischobulbon macranthum; Orchid Monographs Vol 6 Seidenfaden 1992 drawing fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengxi, Raven & Duyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengxi, Raven & Duyuan 2009 as T emiensis; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide; <