Subfamily:
  Epidendroideae
Tribe:
  Collabieae
Genus: Phaius:
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Section: Phaius:
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  • China South-Central, China, Asia Temperate
  • Hainan, Asia Temperate
  • China Southeast, Asia Temperate
  • Tibet, Asia Temperate
  • Japan, Asia Temperate
  • Nansei-shoto, Asia Temperate
  • Taiwan, Asia Temperate
  • Assam, Asia Tropical
  • Bangladesh, Asia Tropical
  • East Himalaya, Asia Tropical
  • India, Asia Tropical
  • Nepal, Asia Tropical
  • Sri Lanka, Asia Tropical
  • West Himalaya, Asia Tropical
  • Cambodia, Asia Tropical
  • Laos, Asia Tropical
  • Myanmar, Asia Tropical
  • Thailand, Asia Tropical
  • Vietnam, Asia Tropical
  • Borneo, Asia Tropical
  • Jawa, Asia Tropical
  • Lesser Sunda Is., Asia Tropical
  • Malaya, Asia Tropical
  • Maluku, Asia Tropical
  • Philippines, Asia Tropical
  • Sulawesi, Asia Tropical
  • Sumatera, Asia Tropical
  • New Guinea, Asia Tropical
  • Solomon Is., Asia Tropical
  • New South Wales, Australia
  • Northern Territory, Australia
  • Queensland, Australia
  • Fiji, Pacific
  • Niue, Pacific
  • New Caledonia, Pacific
  • Samoa, Pacific
  • Tonga, Pacific
  • Vanuatu, Pacific
  • Wallis-Futuna Is., Pacific
  • Cook Is., Pacific
  • Puerto Rico, Pacific
  • Hawaii, Pacific
  • Florida, Northern America
  • Panama, Southern America
  • Cuba, Southern America
  • Jamaica, Southern America
Often confused with Phaius wallichii.
The former species (ie tankervilleae) originally described from Chinese material, has sub-nutant (semi nodding) flowers with sepals and petals that are tan brown within and white outside, a trumpet shaped lip with a broad purple margin and blunt apex and a short spur (less than 9mm long).

The other (ie walichii) has larger flowers with more spreading, ochre coloured sepals and petals and a conical, acute lip (ie pointed apex) which is predominantly white with a yellow & purple band in the throat, and a spur up to 20mm long. The latter has been referred to in Hong Kong as the ''Kadoorie'' Phaius (it was first found growing on the estate of the Kadoorie Botanical Garden in the new Territories) and clearly does not fall within the variation of P. tankervilleae as usually understood. A similar plant was illustrated in colour by Chen et al (1994). However, in its floral morphology it matches closely the species described from the Himalayas as P. wallichii and from Sri Lanka as P. bicolour.

Phaius tankervilleae and Phaius walichii, a pair of confused species
by Phillip Cribb, Mei Sun and Gloria Barretto
Kew Bulletin Vol. 59, No. 4 (2004), pp. 547-554 (8 pages)
Common Name: เอื้องพร้าว, เอื้องพร้าวเผือก (alba)
  • Bletia tankervilleae (Banks) R.Br. (1817)
  • Limodorum incarvillei Pers. (1807)
  • Limodorum tankervilleae Banks (1788)
  • Phaius incarvillei (Pers.) Kuntze (1891)
Phaius Sedenianus Phaius tankervilleae × na
Ancistrophaius Clown Phaius tankervilleae × Ancistrochilus rothschildianus
Ancistrophaius Delight Phaius tankervilleae × Ancistrochilus thomsonianus
Phaiocalanthe Stanny * Phaius tankervilleae × Calanthe Baron Schröder
Phaiocalanthe Circe Phaius tankervilleae × Calanthe cardioglossa
Phaiocalanthe Charlie Klehm * Phaius tankervilleae × Calanthe Grouville
Phaiocalanthe Noirmontaise Phaius tankervilleae × Calanthe Mont Cochon
Phaiocalanthe Pinkotee Phaius tankervilleae × Calanthe rosea
Phaiocalanthe Terry Kennedy Phaius tankervilleae × Calanthe Saint Aubin
Phaiocymbidium Yellow Bird Phaius tankervilleae × Cymbidium Golden Elf
Gastrophaius Orphanus Phaius tankervilleae × Gastrophaius Amabilis
Gastrophaius Carlise Rechmann Phaius tankervilleae × Gastrorchis Georges Fleurié
Gastrophaius Cooksoniae * Phaius tankervilleae × Gastrorchis humblotii
Gastrophaius Pololei Sunset * Phaius tankervilleae × Gastrorchis lutea
Gastrophaius Queen Margrethe * Phaius tankervilleae × Gastrorchis schlechteri (syn)
Gastrophaius Amabilis Phaius tankervilleae × Gastrorchis simulans
Gastrophaius Dan Rosenberg * Phaius tankervilleae × Gastrorchis tuberculosa
Gastrophaius Bernadette Castillon Phaius tankervilleae × Gastrorchis Tuteus
Phaius Schoenbrunnensis Phaius grandifolius (syn) × na
Phaius Maculato-Grandifolius * Phaius tankervilleae × Phaius flavus
Phaius Flying Nun Phaius tankervilleae × Phaius Pink Phantom
Phaius Don Richardson Phaius tankervilleae × Phaius pulchellus
Phaius Ferdinand Jauch Phaius tankervilleae × Phaius subtrilobus
Phaius Queen Sirikit BG1 Phaius tankervilleae × Phaius takeoi
Phaius Gravesiae * Phaius tankervilleae × Phaius wallichii
Phaius × hybridus Phaius grandifolius (syn) × Phaius wallichii
Phaiocalanthe Grandis Calanthe Barberiana × Phaius tankervilleae
Phaiocalanthe December Lady Calanthe First Lady × Phaius tankervilleae
Phaiocalanthe Niobe Calanthe Gigas × Phaius tankervilleae
Phaiocalanthe Inspirata Calanthe masuca × Phaius tankervilleae
Phaiocalanthe Arnoldiae Calanthe regnieri (syn) × Phaius tankervilleae
Phaiocalanthe arnoldiae Calanthe regnieri (syn) × Phaius tankervilleae
Phaiocalanthe Kryptonite * Calanthe Rozel × Phaius tankervilleae
Phaiocalanthe Sedeniana Calanthe Veitchii × Phaius tankervilleae
Phaiocalanthe Irrorata * Calanthe vestita × Phaius tankervilleae
Phaius × irroratus Calanthe vestita × Phaius tankervilleae
Phaiocymbidium Chardwarense Cymbidium iridioides × Phaius tankervilleae
Gastrophaianthe Gert-Jan Hoogendorn Gastrocalanthe December Sun × Phaius tankervilleae
Gastrophaius Brownii Gastrophaius Amabilis × Phaius grandifolius (syn)
Phaius × cooksoniae illeg Gastrorchis humblotii × Phaius tankervilleae
Gastrophaius Micro Burst * Gastrorchis pulchra × Phaius tankervilleae
Gastrophaius Bébé Chien Gastrorchis pulchra var. perrieri (syn) × Phaius tankervilleae
Phaiocalanthe Andromeda Phaiocalanthe Irrorata × Phaius tankervilleae
Phaiocalanthe Ji-Ping Queen Phaiocalanthe Kryptonite × Phaius tankervilleae
Phaiocalanthe Forest Pink Phaiocalanthe Little Pink × Phaius tankervilleae
Phaius Bianca Amandas Amethyst Phaius callosus × Phaius tankervilleae
Phaius Michael Southwood Phaius Gravesiae × Phaius tankervilleae
Phaius Masako Phaius hainanensis × Phaius tankervilleae
Phaius Morningstar * Phaius mishmensis × Phaius tankervilleae
Phaius Bina Devi Pradhan * Phaius woodfordii (syn) × Phaius tankervilleae
James Keach
Phaius tankervilleae
Ricardo Valentin-de la Rosa
Phaius tankervilleae
Ricardo Valentin-de la Rosa
Phaius tankervilleae
Ramakrisna Nidagal
Phaius tankervilleae
Sasaki Hiroaki
Phaius tankervilleae
Sasaki Hiroaki
Phaius tankervilleae
Worranittha Koenig
Phaius tankervilleae var. alba
Htay Aung
Phaius tankervilleae
Sriram Kumar
Phaius tankervilleae
Maria Mosolova
Phaius tankervilleae var. alba
Htay Aung
Phaius tankervilleae
Emrys Chew
Phaius tankervilleae
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