Phaius antoninae P.Balzer 2011

Lip Detail

Column Detail Photos by Alvin Goloran and The Phyto Images Website

Common NameAntonina's Phaius [Wife of Describer current]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in the Philippines at elevations up to 600 meters as a large to giant sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with tapering pseudobulbs carrying elliptic, acuminate, plicate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, 3' 5.2" [1.3 meters] long, to 20 flowered inflorescence with a large floral bract behind each nodding flowers that do not open well.

The main differenece between this species and the similar much more common P tankervillae is that in this species the sepals and petals are always longer than the lip and the flower is always nodding and does not open well.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide