Porpax parishii (Lindl. & Rchb.f.) Rolfe 1908

Frontal View of Flower in situ Thailand

Side View of Flower in situ Thailand

Plant and Flower in situ Thailand Photos by Kurt Keller

Part shadeWarmLATESpring

Common Name Parish's Porpax

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Myanmar and Thailand at elevations around 560 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with close set, discoid pseudobulbs enveloped by a fine network of fibers left from the disintigrating sheath and carrying a 1 to 2, ovate, very minutely hairy on the margins, one distinct midvein, 4 more less distinct, obtuse leaves that blooms in the late spring on sessile, successively single, usually to 3 flowered inflorescence,

Synonyms *Eria parishii Lindl. & Rchb.f. 1874; Pinalia parishii (Lindl. & Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Trias parishii Mason 1860

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Botanisk Tiddskrft Bind 72 1-14 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand VIII Seidenfaden 1977 drawing fide;

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