Thunia bensoniae Hook.f. 1868 Photo by Art Vogel

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Common Name Mrs. Benson's Thunia [English Wife of English General in Myanamar 1800's]

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

Found in India, Myanamar and Thailand is a warm to cool growing terrestrial with a jointed stem carrying, velvety, light green, plicate leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a terminal, 2 to 6 flowered that needs a large day/night temperature difference to bloom properly. It also drops all it's leaves in the late fall and needs to have a long winter rest to avoid rotting. Resume normal care when the new growths appear.

Synonyms Thunia winniana L.Linden 1894

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 2 1957; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo ok; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007

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