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Phaius rosellus (1847).jpg
Phaius rosellus
1847 illustration
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Collabieae
Alliance: Calanthe
Genus: Phaius
Phaius pictus by Lewis Roberts.

Phaius is a genus of large, mostly terrestrial orchids (family Orchidaceae). The genus has about 43 species. These species are found in the tropical parts of the Old World: Africa (including Gabon, Congo, Uganda, Tanzania, etc.), Asia (India, China, Indonesia, the Philippines, etc.), New Guinea, Australia, and various islands of the Pacific and Indian Oceans.[1][2] One species is also naturalized in Hawaii, Florida, and the Caribbean.[3] The genus is abbreviated Phaius in trade journals.

List of species[edit]


External links[edit]

  • Media related to Phaius at Wikimedia Commons
  • Data related to Phaius at Wikispecies