Phaius borneensis J.J.Sm. 1903

Photo by Raab Bustamante and The Wikiwand Website

Common Name The Borneo Phaius

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in Borneo and the Philippines in shady localities in lower montane forests at elevations of 500 to 1500 meters as a large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with circular at the base becoming more quadrangular towards the apex pseudobulb carrying up to six, elliptic to lanceolate, plicate, petiolate base leaves that blooms on an erect, longer than the leaves, to 26" [75 cm] long, to 15 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; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide; The Orchids of Mt Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman Lamb & Lun 2011 drawing fide;