Phaius corymbioides Schltr. 1911 Photo by Th. Nordhausen and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Corymb-Like Phaius

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Java and Sumatra at elevations of 760 to 1900 meters as a large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with close set, basally thickened, more or less terete but somewhat angular stems carrying 5 to 10, elliptic to oblong-elliptic, acute, long acuminate, 7 prominent nerved beneath, channeled petiolate base leaves that blooms on an erect, from the nodes of the stem, the peduncle 1.6" [4 cm] long, the angled rachis to 1.48 to 2" [3.7 to 5 cm] long, laxly to 9 flowered inflorescence.

Similar to and sometimes confused with P Pauciflora but this one differs in the different colored flowers, glabrous lip with virtually no side lobes, the spur is distinctly basally broadened and the lip has 2 crests.


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; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide;