!Claderia viridiflora Hook.f. 1890

Flower Closeup Photos by André Schuiteman, courtesy of Dr. E.F. de Vogel, and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Partial ShadeHot Springsummer

Common Name or Meaning The Green Flowered Claderia

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Thailand, penninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra and Sulawesi in primary hill forests on sandstone at elevations of sea level to 800 meters as a small to just medium sized, hot growing, light loving, terrestrial in poor soil in open forests where sunlight reaches the forest floor or lithophyte, with a long, creeping rhizome with 1" [2.5 cm] between each internode giving rise to stems carrying 5, lanceolate, acuminate, plicate, basally clasping leaves that blooms spring and early summer on a terminal, terete, erect, branching, to 11" [27.5 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with stiff bracts all along and 1 to 2 flowers open at any one time arising from the axils of the bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Vol 21 Hooker 1892 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959; Opera Botanica #72 Orchid Genera in Thailand XI Cymbidiaeae Seidenfaden 1983 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas Liferung #14 820 - 880 1984 drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Woods & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing/photo fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo fide; Phylogeny and Classification of the Orchid Family Dressler 1993 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 as C viridifolia photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb & Lun 2011 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide