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Orchid Species: Papilionanthe teres

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Papilionanthe teres is an orchid species identified by (Roxb.) Schltr. in 1915.
Genus
Papilionanthe (Ple.)
Grex
teres
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(Roxb.) Schltr.
Year
1915
ORIGIN: A giant sized, terete leafed, vandaceous, 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.

DESCRIPTION: A giant sized, terete leafed, vandaceous, 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.

FLOWER SIZE: 3 to 4 inches [7 to 10 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Vanda V teres 1833 (Roxb.) Lindl.
Add+ Dendrobium Den teres 1832 Lindl.
Most awarded/recent cultivars: V. teres h.v. andersonii 'Alberta' (1994) V. teres 'Dorothy Whitlocke' (1985)
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Papilionanthe teres - The Butterfly Orchid by Anu Dharmani. Distribution: An erect green orchid, it is found growing all over South Asia. It likes to grow in areas with long daylight hours; with high rainfall (high humidity) and warm to hot temperatures.  ... 0
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