!Christensonia vietnamica Haager 1993 Photo courtesy of Allen Black

Common Name The Vietnamese Christensonia

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3.2 cm]

A newly discovered genus and species that is found in Vietnam in semi-deciduous and deciduous dry lowland forests and savana-like woodlands at elevations of sealevel to 700 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing, monopodial epiphyte with a stem enveloped by leaf bearing sheaths carrying 2 ranked, leathery, praemorse leaves that blooms in the summer on a axillary, short to 4" [10 cm] long, to 7 flowered inflorescence.

SynonymsVanda vietnamica (Haager) L.M.Gardiner 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchid Digest Vol 57 No 1 1993 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 3 1996 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 6 2000 photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 drawing /photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 4 2005 photo; The World's Most Beautiful Orchids Allikas & Nash 2005 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide