Phaius nanus Hook.f. 1890 Drawing by Hooker Icones 21 1890

Part Shade Winter

Common Name The Small Phaius

Flower Size 2 to 2.4" [5 to 6 cm]

Found in Assam, Bangladesh, the eastern Himalayas and Myanmar as a small sized terrestrial with no pseduobulbs and 1 to 4, narrowly elliptic to oblong-lanceolate, acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the grooved, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, glabrous, 3.2 to 6.4" [8 to 16 cm] long, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with elliptic-lanceoalte, acute bracts and lanceolate, boat-shaped, acute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones 21 Hooker 1892 drawing fide; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1979; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002;