Phaius wenshanensis F.Y.Liu 1991

Photo by Nguyen Sinh Khang and The Nonghoc Website


Common Name The Wenshan Phaius [A Autonomous Prefecture and city of southern China] - In China Wen shan he ding lan

Flower Size 2.4 to 3.2" [6 to 8 cm]

Found in southeastern Yunnan and northern Vietnam in forests at elevations aound 1300 meters as a medium to large sized, cool growing terrestrial with a stem-like, cylindric pseudobulb carrying 6 to 7, plicate, elliptic, glabrous, acute leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, from the lower or basal nodes of the pseudobulb, to 18" [45 cm] long, sparsely 5 to 6 flowered inflorescence with caducous floral bracts and carrying widely opening flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi,Raven and DeYuan 2009; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Zhengyi,Raven and DeYuan 2010 drawing fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;