Tainia maingayi Hook.f. 1890

Photo by Leonardo L. Co and Phytoimages Website

Part Shade WarmCoolWinter

Common Name Maingay's Tainia [British Surgeon and orchid Enthusiast in British India later 1800's]

Flower Size 5.4" [13.2 cm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia, Java, Sumatra and Borneo in open forests at elevations of 600 to 1500 meters as a large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with cylindrical to conical pseudobulbs and elliptic, acute, acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, basal, 6.8 to 14.4" [17 to 36 cm] long, 3 to 10 flowered inflorescence with ovate to triangular floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones 21 Hooker 1892 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas Liferung #14 820 - 880 1984; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 6 Seidenfaden 1992 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide;