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Orchid Species: Apaturia smithiana

Kew currently accepted name is Pachystoma pubescens

Apaturia smithiana is an orchid species identified by Lindl. in 1831. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Pachystoma pubescens.
Genus
Apaturia (Apaturia.)
Grex
smithiana
Parents
Species
Author
Lindl.
Year
1831
ORIGIN: Found in western Himalayas, lower India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Assam, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Bhutan, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan and Yunnan provinces of China, Andaman Islands, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Borneo, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Moluccas, the Philippines, Sulawesi, Sumatra, New Guinea, Northern Territories and Queensland Australia, Taiwan and New Caledonia at elevations of 50 to 1800 meters in lowlands, grasslands and in dry rice fields.

DESCRIPTION: Medium to large sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with underground tubers giving rise to narrowly linear, longitudinally folded leaves that blooms in the winter and spring without leaves on a direct from the tubers, often more than one per, 26 to 32 [40 to 80 cm] long, 10 to 20 flowered inflorescence with many lanceolate, acute sheaths and linear, acute floral bracts.

FLOWER SIZE: 1/2 inch [1.1 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Pachystoma Psa ludaoense 2002 S.C.Chen & Y.B.Luo
Add+ Pachystoma Psa pubescens 1825 Blume
Add+ Apaturia Apaturia chinensis 1831 Lindl.
Add+ Apaturia Apaturia lindleyana 1851 Wight
Add+ Apaturia Apaturia montana 1831 Lindl.
Add+ Apaturia Apaturia senilis 1831 Lindl.
Add+ Epipactis Epcts scariosa 1831 Buch.-Ham. ex Wall.
Add+ Neottia Neot pantanis 1856 Korth. ex Blume
Add+ Pachystoma Psa affine 1912 Schltr.
Add+ Pachystoma Psa brevilabium 1921 Schltr.
Add+ Pachystoma Psa chinense 1855 (Lindl.) Rchb.f.
Add+ Pachystoma Psa edgworthii 1852 Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
Add+ Pachystoma Psa formosanum 1919 Schltr.
Add+ Pachystoma Psa fortunei 1852 Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
Add+ Pachystoma Psa gracile 1906 Schltr.
Add+ Pachystoma Psa hirsuta 1987 (J.Joseph & Vajr.) C.S.Kumar & Manilal
Add+ Pachystoma Psa holtzei 1892 (F.Muell.) F.Muell.
Add+ Pachystoma Psa josephi 1852 Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
Add+ Pachystoma Psa lindleyanum 1855 (Wight) Rchb.f.
Add+ Pachystoma Psa montanum 1855 (Lindl.) Rchb.f.
Add+ Pachystoma Psa pantanum 1859 (Blume) Miq.
Add+ Pachystoma Psa papuanum 1912 Schltr.
Add+ Pachystoma Psa parvifolium 1862 Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
Add+ Pachystoma Psa senile 1855 (Lindl.) Rchb.f.
Add+ Pachystoma Psa smithianum 1855 (Lindl.) Rchb.f.
Add+ Pachystoma Psa speciosum 1855 (Blume) Rchb.f.
Add+ Pachystoma Psa wightii 1862 Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
Add+ Graphorkis Grks holtzei 1891 (F.Muell.) Kuntze
Add+ Pachychilus Pachychilus chinensis 1856 (Lindl.) Blume
Add+ Pachychilus Pachychilus montanus 1856 (Lindl.) Blume
Add+ Pachychilus Pachychilus pantanus 1856 Blume
Add+ Pachychilus Pachychilus pubescens 1856 (Blume) Blume
Add+ Pachychilus Pachychilus senile 1856 (Lindl.) Blume
Add+ Pachychilus Pachychilus smithianus 1856 (Lindl.) Blume
Add+ Pachychilus Pachychilus speciosus 1858 Blume
Add+ Eulophia Euph hirsuta 1978 J.Joseph & Vajr.
Add+ Eulophia Euph holtzei 1889 F.Muell.
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