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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa to Pacific.
Phaius tankervilleae

[FZ]

Orchidaceae, I. la Croix & P.J. Cribb. Flora Zambesiaca 11:1. 1995

Morphology General Habit
Terrestrial (rarely epiphytic) herb with fibrous roots, sometimes with pseudobulbs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves arising from a pseudobulb or spaced along the stem, petiolate, plicate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence 1- to few-flowered.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals and petals free, subequal; lip erect, entire or 3-lobed, spurred or saccate, with longitudinal ridges on the upper surface.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Column long, clavate; anther operculate, incumbent, 2-celled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pollinia
Pollinia 8 in 2 groups of 4 with caudicles but no viscidia.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigma near apex of column.

[FTEA]

Orchidaceae, V. S. Summerhayes. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1968

Morphology General Habit
Terrestrial or rarely epiphytic herbs, with crowded internodes at base sometimes swelling to form a pseudobulb; roots fibrous
Morphology Leaves
Leaves several, either arising from pseudobulb or spaced along an erect stem; petioles long; lamina elliptic to lanceolate-oblong, acute or acuminate, plicate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Scape
Flower-scape basal or lateral, usually erect
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence racemose, terminal, 1- to few-flowered
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers usually large, often conspicuously coloured
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Sepals free, subequal, spreading; petals similar, narrower
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Labellum
Lip erect, concave or cucullate, entire or ± 3-lobed, side lobes embracing column, base often adnate to column, spurred or saccate, longitudinally ridged on upper surface
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Column elongate, clavate, 2-angled at apex, arms absent, foot sometimes present; anther operculate, incumbent, distinctly 2-celled, often hairy; pollinia 8 in 2 groups of 4, obovate-oblong, laterally compressed, caudiculate; viscidium absent; stigma near apex of column, occasionally with small appendages; rostellum present or absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule ellipsoid.

Native to:

Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Cambodia, Caroline Is., China South-Central, China Southeast, Congo, Cook Is., East Himalaya, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Gabon, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, India, Japan, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Maluku, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New South Wales, Niue, Northern Territory, Philippines, Queensland, Réunion, Samoa, Seychelles, Society Is., Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Tonga, Uganda, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis-Futuna Is., West Himalaya, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Cuba, Florida, Hawaii, Jamaica, Panamá, Puerto Rico

Phaius Lour. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Lecoufle, New Caledonia 36142.000
Madagascar 47090.000
Du Puy, D.J. [M712], Madagascar 72587.000

First published in Fl. Cochinch.: 529 (1790)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.C. & Rasmussen, F.N. (2006). Epidendroideae (Part One) Genera Orchidacearum 4: 1-672. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Sone, J. & Cribb, P. (2017). Lady Tankerville's Legacy: 1-278. Natural history publications (Borneo), Kota Kinabalu. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Fl. Cochinch.: 529 (1790).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Fl. Cochinch.: 529 (1790)

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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