!Papilionanthe teres (Roxb.) Schltr. 1915

TYPE for the genus Photo by Sunagawa

FragranceFull sun Hot MOSTLY Springand EARLY Summer

Common Name The Terete Leaf Papilionanthe - In Thailand - Ueang kean - Ueang mok - Mok kulap - In China Feng Die Lan

Flower Size 3 to 4" [7 to 10 cm]

A giant sized, terete leafed, vandanaceous, monopodial, hot growing epiphyte that occurs in the Chinese Himalayas, Assam, Bangladesh, eastern Himalayas, India, Nepal, Andaman Islands, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam in full sun with a branching, terete, very long stem carrying straight, suberect or curved, terete leaves that blooms at most any time of the year but most often in the late spring and early summer, on a 6 to 12" [15 to 30 cm] long, axillary, racemose inflorescence carrying a few to several [3 to 6] loosely arranged, large, showy, fragrant flowers

Synonyms Dendrobium teres Roxb. 1832; Papilionanthe teres f. candida (Rchb.f.) Christenson 1994 ; Vanda teres (Roxb.) Lindl. 1833; Vanda teres var. candida Rchb.f 1875

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Vanda teres drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Vanda teres; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Vanda teres drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 5 1957 drawing; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1963 as Vanda teres photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 9 1963 photo; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Vanda teres; Beautiful Thai Orchid Species Kamemoto & Sagarik 1975 Vanda teres photo fide; Indian Orchids: A Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 5 1981 drawing bas Vanda teres; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 drawing/photo fide; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 darwwing/photo fide; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 8 1993 photo as Vanda teres; AOS Bulletin No 63 No 11 1994 photo; The Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen & Mori 1997; Vandas Motes 1997 photo good; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 1 1998 drawing; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 5 2000 photo; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; Orchid Flora Of Kamrup District Assam Iswar Chandra Barua 2001 drawing fide; Beautiful Orchids of Nepal Rajbhandari & Bhattarai 2001; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 2 Tanaka 2004; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 8 2005 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 10 2005 photo; 100 Sikkim Himalayan Orchids Pradhan 2005 photo good; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawings/photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Part 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase & Rasmussen 2014 drawing/photo fide;

Papilionanthe teres (Roxb.) Schltr. 1915 var alba

Specimen plant Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl