Tainia megalantha (Tang & F.T.Wang) ined

Drawing by Lucksom and The Orchids of Sikkim Website

Common Name The Large Flowered Tainia

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5]

Found in Arunachal Pradesh state of India and the eastern Himalayas in tropical valleys at elevations around 300 meters as a medium to large sized, hot growing terrestrial orchid with erect, cylindric pseudobulbs carrying a single, cordate, acuminate, 5 to 7 veined, entire margined, mottled to marbled leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, glabrous, 5 to 7.2" [12.5 to 18 cm] long, 4 to 8 flowered inflorescence with 2 basal bracts and spreading, triangular-lanceolate floral bracts

Synonyms *Mischobulbum megalanthum Tang & F.T.Wang 1951

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas Liferung #14 820 - 880 1984 as Mischobulbon megalanthum; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 drawing fide as Mischobulbum megalanthum; 100 Sikkim Himalayan Orchids Pradhan 2005 as Mischobulbum megalanthum photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as Mischobulbum megalanthum; Bulletin of Arunachal Forest Research 24 (1&2) : 25-28, FOUR NEW RECORDS OF ORCHIDS TO ARUNACHAL PRADESH A N Rao 2008 as Mischobulbum megalanthum photo fide