Phaius fragilis L.O.Williams 1938 Photo by Raab Bustamante and The Orchidiana Website

Common Name The Fragile Phaius

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in the Philippines at elevations of 900 to 1500 meters as a large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with small, cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying lanceolate to broadly elliptic leaves that blooms on an erect, to 10" [25 cm] long, shorter than the leaves, 2 to 3 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; Orchidiana Philipiana Vol 1 Vaslmayor 1984; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide;