!Bidoupia phongii Aver., Ormerod & Duy 2016 TYPE Photos by Averyanov and Bidoupia phongii, new orchid genus and species (Orchidaceae, Orchidoideae, Goodyerinae) from southern Vietnam Website

Full Shade Cool LATER Summer EARLYFall

Common Name or Meaning Phong's Bidoupia [Vietnamese son of discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .64 to .72" [1.6 to 1.8 cm]

Found in northern Vietnam in primary, humid, broad-leaved and mixed evergreen forests on granite at elevations of 1500 to 1550 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing terrestrial with an dull brownish pink with an olive tint, erect, leafy stem carrying 2 to 5, close set, spirally arranged, narrowly ovate to ovate, slightly obique, irregularily undulate along the margin, acute to shortly acuminate, velvety black with a white median stripe above, glossy pale purple brown beneath, shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later summer and early fall on a terminal, erect, straight, pink, more or less densely hairy with short, soft hairs, peduncle 3.2 to 6.4" [8 to 16 cm] long, provided with 1 to 3, sterile, tubular, triangular, obtuse bracts, rachis 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm] long, lax, spirally arranged, 5 to 10 flowered inflorescence with pale pink-purple, outside sparsely hairy, narrowly triangular-ovate, tubular-convolute, acuteshorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying sessile, widely opening flowers

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Phytotaxa 266 (4) 2016 Bidoupia phongii, new orchid genus and species (Orchidaceae, Orchidoideae, Goodyerinae) from southern Vietnam Averyanov and Ormerod

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