Tainia ruybarrettoi (S.Y.Hu & Barretto) Aver. 1994 Photo by Christian Gegenbauer

Drawing by eFloras.org Flora of China Website

Full shade Warm Spring

Common Name or Meaning Ruy Barreto's Tainia [Describer and original discoverer of Species current]- In China Nan Fang Dai Chun Lan

Flower Size 2.8" [7 cm]

Found in Guangxi Hainan and Hong Kong Provinces of China as well as northern Vietnam in forests, beside rivers and in bamboo forests in humid, shady locations at elevations of 600 to 900 meters as a medium sized, warm growing terrestrial with closely spaced, dark green to purplish red, ovoid pseudobulbs with 2 sheaths and carrying a single, plicate, dark green, lanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, glabrous, 12 to 18" [30 to 45 cm] long, 5 to 28 flowered inflorescence with 3 reddish bract-like sheaths below and dark purple, narrowly lanceolate floral bracts.

Synonyms *Ania ruybarrettoi S.Y.Hu & Barretto 1976

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Monographs Vol 6 Seidenfaden 1992 as Ania Ruybarrettoi drawing ok; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Atlas of Wild Orchids in Hainan Island, China Shenyan and Junmei 2010 photo fide; The Wild Orchids of Hong Kong Barretto, Cribb and Gale 2011 drawing/photo fide;

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