Phaius pulcher (Humbert & H. Perrier) Summerh. 1964

Another Color Variation

Photo by Lourens Grobler.

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Common Name The Beautiful Phaius

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.75 cm]

found in Madagascar in shady, humid forests at altitudes of 800 to 2000 meters as a cool to warm growing terrestrial with a Branched, glabrous rhizome giving rise to pesudobulbs enveloped by 2 to 4 sheaths carrying 2 to 3, elliptic-lanceolate, long acuminate, 3 to 5 main nerved, gradually narrowing below into the ribbed, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on a 2 to 4' [60 to 120 cm] long, basal 1 to 12 flowered inflorescence arising as the pseudobulbs mature and with basally narrow, dilated above, long-attenuate apically, very acute persistent, many veined floral bracts.

Synonyms *Gastrorchis pulchra Humbert & H. Perrier 1955

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 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 1 2007 photo as Gastorchis pulchra; Orchid Digest Vol 71 No 1 2007 photo as Gastorchis pulcher; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide as Gastrochis pulcher; Orchid Digest Vol 71 #1 2008 as Gastrorchis pulcherphoto fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide as Gastrochis pulcher; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 as Gastrorchispulchra photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 as Gastrochis pulcher photo fide;

Phaius pulcher (Humbert & H. Perrier) Summerh. var perrieri Bosser 1971

Photo courtesy of Dale and Deni Borders

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Synonyms Gastrorchis pulchra var. perrieri (Bosser) Bosser & P.J. Cribb 1999; Gastrorchis steinhardtiana Senghas 1997

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 as Gastrorchis steinhardtiana; Orchid Digest Vol 71 No 1 2007 as Gastrorchis pulcher photo fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide as Gastrochis pulcher; Orchid Digest Vol 71 #1 2008 as Gastrorchis pulcher var perrieri photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo as Gastrochis steinhardtiana fide; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide;

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