Thunia alba

Thunia alba

  • Thunia alba
  • Thunia alba
  • Thunia alba
  • Thunia alba
  • Flower name
    Thunia alba
  • Scientific name
    Thunia alba
  • AliasThunia alba
  • Place of originChina, Thailand and India
  • Place of floweringGreenhouse
  • Flowering seasonJuly, August

What is Thunia alba

Thunia alba (scientific name: Thunia alba) is a deciduous perennial plant of the genus Thunia in the family Orchidaceae, native to China, Thailand and India. It is a deciduous perennial orchid that grows on rocks and trees in lowland to subalpine areas in its native country.
It is about 30 cm tall and has a rod-shaped valve with many nodes on the stem. It produces lanceolate leaves from each node and the leaves hug the stem. From the tip of the flower stalk, which emerges in spring, several white flowers appear in summer. The corolla is orchid-shaped with a diameter of 8 cm, and the petals and sepals are white. The lip petals are tubular, white on the outside, yellow on the inside, reddish purple at the tip, and yellowish orange on the ridge. The flowers are aromatic. The genus name "Thunia" is dedicated to the orchid collector "Thun Hohenstein", and the species name "alba" is "white" in Latin.

Common Name: Thunia alba, Scientific Name: Thunia alba, Plant Height: 30 cm, Life Style: Deciduous Perennial, Leaf Form: Lanceolate, Leaf Length: 10-20 cm, Leaf Width: 2-5 cm, Leaf Margin: Full, Leaf Inflorescence: Alternate, Inflorescence Form: Perianth inflorescence, corolla shape: orchid-shaped, flower diameter: 8 cm, flower length: 6-8 cm, petal and sepal color: white, lip petal shape: tubular, lip petal color: white (outside), yellow (inside), reddish purple (tip), flowering season: July - Aug.


  • Order
    Asparagales
  • Family
    Orchidaceae
  • Genus
    Thunia
  • Species
    T. alba
  • Type of flower
    Left-right symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Scattered inflorescence/ umbrella shape
  • Petal shape
    Orchid shape
  • Leaf type
    oblong
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typedeciduous perennial plant
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit color
  • Height30.0 ~ 30.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower ~ cm

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