Phaius klabatensis J.J.Sm. 1926 Photo by Peter O'Byrne, André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulenand Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Part shade Warm Cool LATERFall

Common Name or Meaning The Mount Klabat Phaius [a Mountain in north Sulawesi Indonesia]

Flower Size 3.6 to 4" [9 to 10 cm]

Found in Sulawesi on the forest floor at elevations of 800 to 1200 meters as a giant sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with pseudobulbs enveloped completely by leaf sheaths and carrying plicate, deciduous leaves that blooms in the later fall on an erect, shorter than the leaves, successively 2 to 3, to 12 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide