Phaius Lour., Fl. Cochinch. 2 (1790) 529

Subfamily: Epidendroideae

Tribe: Collabieae

Subtribe: Not used

Synonyms: Commersorchis Thouars , Cyanorkis Thouars , Hecabe Raf. , Pachyne Salisb. , Pesomeria Lindl. , Sylvalismis Thouars , Tankervillia Link

A genus of c. 45 species; c. 23 species in Malesia.

Distribution: Tropical Africa, Madagascar, tropical East Asia, Malesia, Australia, east to the Society Islands

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Phaius klabatensis J.J.Sm. (section Phaius), from Sulawesi Phaius tankervilleae (Banks ex l'Hér.) Blume (section Phaius), cultivated at the Hortus Botanicus, Leiden  

last updated: 13 June 2008 by André Schuiteman

Malesian Orchid Genera