Phaius flavus

Phaius flavus

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Arethuseae
SubTribe: Bletiinae
Genus: Phaius
Species: Phaius flavus
Binomial name
Phaius flavus
(Blume) Lindl. 1856

Phaius flavus is a species in the genus Phaius.


Plant blooms from winter through spring with around 20 flowers. Flowers are fragrant and 7.5 cm wide.


Plant are found growing on mossy rocks near water in the evergreen forest of Assam, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Myanamar, Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, Vietnam, Java, Moluccas, the Philippines, Sulawesi, Sumatra, New Guinea, New Caledonia, Samoa, Vanuatu, Taiwan & Mainland China, Ryukyu Isalnds and Japan at elevations of 200 to 3400 meters


Plants require shade and cool to warm temperatures. Plants should be potted in a mix that retain some moisture such as 40% fir bark, 30% sphagnum moss, and 30% soil. Medium should be kept moist during growing season. When growth matures with hold watering for 3 to 4 weeks. Repotting should be done after flowering. . New plants can be obtained from the old spikes by laying the spike out in sand and half covering it.


Phaius flavus var java Phaius flavus var. java Sepals and petals are white, Lip is white with streaks of red


Common Names: Yellow Flowered Phaius


  1. Bletia flava Wallace ex Lindl. 1831
  2. Bletia woodfordii Hook. 1827
  3. Hecabe lutea Raf. 1836
  4. Limodorum crispum Reinw. ex Blume 1856
  5. *Limodorum flavum Blume 1825
  6. Phaius bracteosus Rchb. f. 1857
  7. Phaius celebicus Schltr. 1911
  8. Phaius crispus Blume 1856
  9. Phaius flavus f. punctatus (Ohwi) K.Nackej. 1981
  10. Phaius flexuosus Blume 1856
  11. Phaius indigoferus Blume 1842
  12. Phaius linearifolius Ames 1912
  13. Phaius maculatus Lindley 1828
  14. Phaius minor Blume 1856
  15. Phaius minor f. punctatus Ohwi in ?
  16. Phaius platychilus Rchb. f. 1857
  17. Phaius somai Hayata 1916
  18. Phaius undulatomarginata Hayata 1914
  19. Phaius undulatomarginatus Hayata 1914
  20. Phaius woodfordii (Hook.) Merr. 1948

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