Phaius flavus

Family Orchidaceae
Sunfamily Epidendroideae
Tribe Collabieae (also placed in Arethuseae)
Scientific name Phaius flavus (Blume) Lindley
Synonyms Bletia flava Wallace ex Lindley; Bletia woodfordii Hooker; Hecabe lutea Rafinesque; Limodorum crispum Reinwardt ex Blume; Limodorum flavum Blume; Phaius bracteosus Reichenbach f.; Phaius celebicus Schlechter; Phaius crispus Blume; Phaius flavus (Blume) Lindley forma punctatus (Ohwi) K. Nakajima; Phaius flexuosus Blume; Phaius indigoferus Blume; Phaius linearifolius Ames; Phaius maculatus Lindley; Phaius maculatus Lindley var. minor (Blume) Franchet et Savatier; Phaius minor Blume; Phaius minor Blume forma punctatus Ohwi; Phaius platychilus Reichenbach f.; Phaius somai Hayata; Phaius undulatomarginata Hayata; Phaius woodfordii (Hooker) Merrill
Common name (Japanese common name) ganzeki-ran (ガンゼキラン, 岩石蘭 [meaning: rock orchid]), hoshi-kei-ran (ホシケイラン, 星恵蘭 [meaning: star kei-ran (kei-ran = Chinese name of Cymbidium orchids in Japanese pronunciation)]; yellow spotted variegata leives form)
(English common name) none
Distribution (Japan) Honshu (west of Shizuoka Prefecture), Shikoku, Kyushu, Okinawa
(Other nations) China, Taiwan, Philippines, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, New Guinea, New Caledonia, Samoa, Vanuatu, Myanmar, Nepal, India
Habitat Forest
Chromosomal number 2n=42
Description Leaves 30-70cm long, 4-7cm wide. Scapes 40-60cm tall. Flowers yellow (or merely white), flowering in May to June. Terrestrial. Perennial plants.
Reference Phaius flavus (Blume) Lindl.
Phaius flavus (Blume) Lindl.
Phaius flavus (Blume) Lindl. 1856
Hair growth promoter (US Patent 5750107/1998)
Hair growth and restoration promoter (European Patent EP0627213/1998)
Hair growth and restoration promoter (WIPO Patent WO/1993/015710)
Note Rare species
Photos below are those of some orchids which were cultivated at the Orchid Show 2008 in Tokyo Dome (Tokyo, Japan).

February 2008
at Tokyo Dome
February 2008
at Tokyo Dome
February 2008
at Tokyo Dome

May 2009
at my home

Phaius flavus forma punctatus
February 2008
at Tokyo Dome

April 2009
at my home