Phaius tenuis Rchb.f. 1857 Photo by J B Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Delicate Phaius

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Java and Sumatra at elevations around 980 meters as a medium to large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with 4 to 5, oblong, acute, basally clasping petiolate base leaves that blooms on an axillary, from the axil of one of the bottom-most sheaths, 12 to 40" [30 to 100 cm] long, 8 flowered inflorescence with broadly lanceolate, acute, falling early floral bracts


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 as P amboinensis [photo only] fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide;