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Orchid Species: Papilionanthe hookeriana

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Papilionanthe hookeriana is an orchid species identified by (Rchb.f.) Schltr. in 1915.
Genus
Papilionanthe (Ple.)
Grex
hookeriana
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(Rchb.f.) Schltr.
Year
1915
ORIGIN: Found in Vietnam, Thailand, peninsular Malaya, Sumatra, and Borneo in open, swampy areas of near the seacoast in semi-deciduous and deciduous dry lowland forests and savana-like woodlands in deep peaty soils that submerge annually in freshwater floods at elevations of sea-level to 700 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Large sized, ranging, terete leafed, hot to warm growing, monopodial terrestrial orchid that likes full sun with a slender, scrambling, terete, long stem carrying terete, sulcate, mucronate, constricted 3/4 below the apex leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on an axillary, 12 [30 cm] long, sheathed at the base inflorescence that has large bracts and carrying several [2 to 12], large, showy, long-lived, successively opening flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: To more than 2 inches [5 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Vanda V hookeriana 1856 Rchb.f.
Add+ Vanda V hookeri 1882 auct.
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