Phalaenopsis taenialis [Lindl.] E.A Christ. & Pradham 1986 SUBGENUS Parishinae SECTIPN Aphyllae E. A. Christensen 2001

Photo by Heike and Phalaenopsis Website

Inflorescence

Photo by Dale and Deni Borders

FragrantFull shadeCool Cold Spring

Common Name The Bandage-Like Phalaenopsis - in China Xiao Jian Nang Hu Die Lan

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in the western Himalayas, eastern Himalayas, Assam India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, southern China and Myanmar in forests on tree trunks at elevations of 1000 to 2500 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing monopodial epiphyte with long, flat roots, a short stem carrying 1 to 2, oblong-elliptic, narrow pendant leaves that blooms in nature in the spring on a pedunculate, raceme to 4" [10 cm] long, with lanceolate floral bracts giving rise to 6 to 8, strongly fragrant flowers.

Stig Dalstrom has discovered in his time in Bhutan that this species flowers at post pollination turn orange and so had been described by JD Hooker as a new species, P braceana. It is now put as a synonym of P taenalis

Synonyms Aerides carnosa Griff. 1851; *Aerides taeniale Lindl. 1830-40; Biermannia naviculare Tang & Wang 1997; Biermannia taenialis (Lindl.) T. Tang & F.T. Wang 1951; *Doritis braceana Hook. f. 1890; Doritis taenialis Benth. & Hook. f. 1890; Kingidium braceanum (Hook. f.) Seidenf. 1988; Kingidium naviculare Tsi ex Hashim 1984; Kingidium taeniale (Lindl.) P.F. Hunt 1970; Kingiella taenialis (Lindl.) Rolfe 1917; Polychilos taenialis (Lindl.) Shim 1982

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95 as Doritis taenialis; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Doritis taenalis drawing fide; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906 as Doritis taenalis; Indian Orchids: A Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 as Kingidium taenalis drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 3 1985 as Kingidium taenialis photo fide; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 as Kingidium taenalis drawing/photo fide; Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 23 1393 - 1456 Brieger 1990 as Kingidium taenalis drawing fide; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991 as Kingidium taenialis; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 1 1995 photo fide; Beautiful Orchids of Nepal Rajbhandari & Bhattarai 2001 as Kingidium taenialis; Phalaenopsis A Monograph E A Christenson 2001 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 as kingidium taeniale; Orchid Digest Vol 66 #4 2002 photo fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 photo fide; 100 Sikkim Himalayan Orchids Pradhan 2005 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as Kingidium taenalis; AOS Bulletin vol 78 No 11 2009 as P braceana photo fide; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 as Kingidium taenalis; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #8 2010 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 as Kingidium taenalis photos fide; Orchid Digest Vol 78 #4 2014 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 83 #8 2014 photo fide; LANKESTERIANA 15(1): 750. Jeewan Singh Jalal & J. Jayanthi 2015 photo fide; Turczaninowia 19 (3): 558 L. V. Averyanov, Khang Sinh Nguyen etal 2016 ; Orchid Digest Vol 83 #4 2019 Photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 as P braceana photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;

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