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Phaius mishmensis

Phaius mishmensis

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Arethuseae
SubTribe: Bletiinae
Genus: Phaius
Species: Phaius mishmensis
Alliance:
Binomial name
Phaius mishmensis
Rchb. f. 1857


Phaius mishmensis is a species in the genus Phaius.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the fall with many 5 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plant are found growing on rocky substrate in the humid forest of China, Assam India, eastern Himalayas, Myanamar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Philippines, Taiwan and the Ryukyus Islands at elevations of 500 to 2000 meters.

CultureEdit

Plants require shade and 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.

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Mishmi Hills Phaius

SynonymsEdit

  1. Calanthe crinita Gagnep. 1931
  2. Calanthe ramosa Gagnep. 1951
  3. *Limatodis mishmensis Lindl. & Paxton 1852-3
  4. Phaius augustinianus Klotzsch 1856
  5. Phaius crinita (Gagnep.) Seidenf. 1973
  6. Phaius cupreus Rchb.f. 1855
  7. Phaius gracilis Hayata 1911
  8. Phaius mishmensis var. tonkinensis Aver. 1997
  9. Phaius roseus Rolfe 1893

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