Phaius indigoferus Hassk.1842

Photo by Budi Haryatna

Another Flower

Photo by Nik Fahmi


Common Name The Indigo Blue Carrying Phaius

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in Thailand, penninsular Malaysia and Java at elevations of 300 to 1500 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with no pseudobulbs, but with close set, square in crossection stems that can lie along the ground before turning upwards and carrying 3 to 4, plicate, gradually narrowing below in to the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, several [7 to 10] flowered inflorecence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1855 Drawing fide; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing ok [no hairs on lip drawn]; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 1 1980 photo fide; Orchid of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 photo fie; Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 17 2016 drawing/photo fide;