Phaius takeoi (Hayata) H.J.Su 1989

Photo by J.J.Merry and Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Common Name Takeo's Phaius - In China Chang Jing He Ding Lan

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Myanmar, Thailand, south Yunnan, Vietnam and Taiwan in moist broad leaved forests and dense forests along valleys at elevations of 500 to 1400 meters as a warm to cool growing terrestrial with a stem-like, cylindric pseduobulb carrying 5 to 8, on the upper part of the pseudobulbs, green, elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate, plicate, glabrous, long acuminate leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, arising from the basal to lower nodes of the pseudobulb, not taller than the leaves, glabrous, 12 to 22" [30 to 55 cm] long, 4 to 10 flowered inflorescence with persistent, ovate-lanceolate floral bracts.

Synonyms *Calanthe takeoi Hayata 1920; Phaius longicruris Z.H.Tsi 1981

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Gard. Bull. Singapore 62[1]:105 Green, Claussen and Dowd 2009 drawing/photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan An Illustrated Guide Lin & Wang 2014 photos fide; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Tuanggyi 2014 photo fide;