Phaius robertsii F.Muell. 1883

Plant and Flower Photo by Copyright Rogier Van Vugt and His PBase Orchid Photo Website

Part shadeHot Warm Cold Winter

Common Name Roberts' Phaius

Flower Size .2" [6 mm]

Found in New Caledonia, Fiji, Tonga and Vanuata in forests in medium to deep shade at elevations around 550 meters as a medium to just large sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with stout erect stems carrying 4 to 6, plicate, suberect, scattered along the stem, lanceolate-elliptic, acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, lateral, to 12" [30 cm] long, distantly few flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Phaius monticola Guillaumin 1941

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flore de la Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependences Vol 8 Orchidaceae Halle 1977 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984; Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989; Native Orchids of New Caledonia Societe Neo-Caledonienne D'Orchidopilie 1995 Photo fide;