Phaius callosus [Bl.] Lindl. 1831

Photo by Art Vogel

Another Flower

Plant and Flowers in situ Cameron Highlands Malaysia

Photos by David Kuehn

Common Name The Callous Carrying Phaius

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Java, Sumatra & Sulawesi in montane forests on mossy boulders and leaf litter at elevations around 1000 to 1800 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with pseudobulbs enveloped completely by imbricate leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying plicate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on a basal, to 4' [120 cm] long, 10 to 20 flowered inflorescence with oblong, obtuse, concave floral bracts that fall off as soon as the fragrant, long-lasting flowers open.

Synonyms Geodorum plicatum Voigt 1845; *Limodorum callosum Bl 1825; Phaius callosus var. sumatranus J.J.Sm. 1920; Phaius kuhlii Rchb.f. 1865

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1863 as Phaius kuhlii drawing fide; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1863 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora OF Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 1 1980 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 49 No 3 1985 photo fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; The Orchids of Penninsular Mayasia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 photo ok; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 17 2016 drawing/photo fide;