Phaius tankervilleae variety devogelii
Phaius ae (Banks ex L'Hér.) Blume var. devogelii P.J.Cribb & J.V.Stone, Lady Tankerville's Legacy 115, Fig. 104-109, Map 27
Type: Leiden cult. s.n. (de Vogel & Vogel), from Papua New Guinea, Oro Prov., Kokoda Valley (holo L)
Terrestrial herb. Pseudobulbs ovoid, 2.5 by 2.8 cm. Roots cylindrical, 0.25 cm across. Leaves c. 4, suberect, narrowly elliptic, to 57 by 6.5 cm; petiole sheathing in basal part, to 15 by 2.5 cm wide at the base, 5-7 nerves prominent on the lower surface; blade to 42 by 6.5 cm apex acute to acuminate. Infl.orescence erect, laxly 5-flowered, to 105 cm tall, glabrous; peduncle to 90 cm long, with 3 widely spaced sheaths, to 4.5 cm long; rachis slender, to 15 cm long; fertile bracts deciduous, lanceolate, acuminate, to 4.5 cm long. Flowers nutant, not opening widely. Median sepal lanceolate, 4.5-4.6 by 0.9-1.15 cm; apex acuminate. Lateral sepals oblong-lanceolate, 4.5-4.7 by 0.9-1.2 cm; apex acuminate. Petals slightly falcate, lanceolate, 4.2-4.3 by 0.8 xm; apex acuminate. Lip 3-lobed, 4.0-4.5 by 2.6-3.3 cm; hypochile 2.6-3.0 by 0.7-0.8 cm long, lateral lobes erect, incurved over column, obliquely oblong, in front rounded; epichile ovate to subquadrate, 1-1.5 by 1.2-1.6 cm, with apiculate apex. Column clavate, fleshy, 1.7-1.9 cm long; anther with short papillae, 0.4 by 0.3 cm.
(After Stone & Cribb, 2017)