FZ.27. Phaius Lour.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Terrestrial (rarely epiphytic) herbs with pseudobulbs or leafy stems, both sometimes present. Leaves arising from pseudobulbs or spaced along the stem with tubular sheaths enclosing the stems; petiolate; lamina plicate. Inflorescence a raceme, 1-few-flowered, arising from base of a pseudobulb or the lower part of the stem. Flowers often large and showy; sepals and petals sub-equal, free, spreading; lip erect, spurred or saccate; upper surfaces with longitudinal ridges, joined, or rarely fused, to base of the column; lateral lobes erect or incurved, mid-lobe usually retuse; disc often keeled; column long, slender with a dilated apex.

Worldwide: 48 species from tropical Africa to the Pacific.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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Flora of Malawi: Phaius
Flora of Zambia: Phaius

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Phaius
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Phaius
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Phaius
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Phaius
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iNaturalist: Phaius
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Phaius
JSTOR Plant Science: Phaius
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Phaius
Plants of the World Online: Phaius
Tropicos: Phaius
Wikipedia: Phaius

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Phaius.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=427, retrieved 15 April 2024

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