Phaius columnaris C.Z.Tang & S.J.Cheng 1985

Plant and Flowers

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Full shade Hot Cool LATE spring

Common Name The Column-Shaped Phaius - In China Xian Bi He Ding Lan

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Guangdong province of China in rocky places in forests or on limestone slopes at elevations of 200 to 1700 meters as a large to giant sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with dark green, cylindric, several to 10 noded pseudobulbs enveloped by 6 to 7 leaf sheaths towards the apex and carrying elliptic, chartaceous, plicate, erect petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring on an erect, arising from the lowest node, to 8" [to 20 cm] long, racemose, many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Phaius guizhouensis G.Z.Li 1990

References Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi,Raven and DeYuan 2009; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009;