Phaius labiatus J.J.Sm. 1920 TYPE Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Large Lip Phaius

Flower Size 1.63" [4.75 cm] long

Found in western and southern Sumatra at elevations of 1700 to 2000 meters as a large sized, cool growing terrestrial with a short, robust rhizome giving rise to erect, close set, basally thickened, terete, leafy in the upper half stems carrying about 6, elliptic to lanceolate, lower ones shorter and very shortly contracted basally, upper ones long acuminate, petiolate base leaves that blooms on an erect, from nodes on the stems below the leaves, peduncle terete, 2.2 to 3.4" [5.5 to 8.5 cm] long, rachis .88 to 1.1" [2.2 to 2.6 cm] long, 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; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001