Phaius reflexipetalus J.J.Wood & Shim 1994

Photo by J.B.Comber and the The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

deep shade Warm Cool Spring Fall

Common Name The Reflexed Petal Phaius

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in northern Borneo in hill forests in deep humus amongst limestone boulders in deep shade often near rivers at elevations around 500 to 1100 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with an erect, fleshy, simple, dark green stem enveloped by 4 to 5, tubular, acute to acuminate, scarious sheaths and carrying 3 to 4, elliptic, acuminate, plicate, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring and fall on, usually 2, erect, 8.4 to 10.8" [21 to 27 cm] long, to 12 flowered inflroescence usuallly arising from the axils of the lower stem sheaths with 3, tubular, acute bracts and narrowly elliptic, acuminate, concave, deciduous floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; *Orchids of Borneo Vol 1 Chan, Lamb, Shim & Wood 1994 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011