Tainia macrantha Hook.f. 1889 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 province 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, termina,l 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; Orchid Monographs Vol 6 Seidenfaden 1992 drawing fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengxi, Raven & Duyuan 2009;

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