!Thaia saprophytica Seidenf. 1975


Plant in situ Photos courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Deep Shade warm Cool

Common Name The Saprophytic Thaia

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Thailand and Laos in crevasse between large limestone rock in hill forests at elevations of 1400 to 1500 meters as a leafless mycoheterotrophic, medium to just large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Genera in Thailand Vol VI Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 drawing fide; Orchid Genera of Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam Schuiteman & de Vogel 2000; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide;