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Orchid Species: Phaius flavus

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Phaius flavus is an orchid species identified by (Blume) Lindl. in 1831.
Genus
Phaius (Phaius.)
Grex
flavus
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(Blume) Lindl.
Year
1831
ORIGIN: From the humid shady floors of broad leafed, evergreen primary forests in soils dampened by mists, on moss covered logs in scrub and in splash along steep watercourses in the Assam, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, China, Laos, Vietnam, Java, Moluccas, the Philippines, Sulawesi, Sumatra, New Guinea, New Caledonia, Samoa, Vanuatu, Taiwan, Ryukyu Isalnds and Japan at elevations of 200 to 3400 meters.

DESCRIPTION: A medium sized, cold to warm growing terrestrial with conical to ovoid-cylindric pseudobulbs carrying 3 to 8, elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, plicate, yellow to white spotted leaves and blooms on a to 3' [90 cm] tall, erect, basal, laxly several to many flowered inflorescences with persistent bracts and several to many, yellow, long lived, fragrant flowers that occur in the winter and spring.

FLOWER SIZE: 3 inches [7.5 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Phaius Phaius woodfordii 1948 (Hook.) Merr.
Add+ Bletia Bletia woodfordii 1827 Hook.
Add+ Hecabe Hecabe lutea 1838 Raf.
Add+ Limodorum Limo flavum 1825 Blume
Add+ Phaius Phaius bracteosus 1857 Rchb.f.
Add+ Phaius Phaius celebicus 1911 Schltr.
Add+ Phaius Phaius crispus 1856 Blume
Add+ Phaius Phaius flexuosus 1856 Blume
Add+ Phaius Phaius linearifolius 1912 Ames
Add+ Phaius Phaius maculatus 1831 Lindl.
Add+ Phaius Phaius minor 1856 Blume
Add+ Phaius Phaius platychilus 1856 Rchb.f.
Add+ Phaius Phaius somae 1916 Hayata
Add+ Phaius Phaius somai 1916 Hayata
Add+ Phaius Phaius undulatomarginata [Baker]
Add+ Phaius Phaius undulatomarginatus 1914 Hayata
Add+ Limodorum Limo crispum 1856 Reinw. ex Blume
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Phaius. flavus 'Wössen' (2010) Phaius. flavus 'Gray Elf' (1982)
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