Didymoplexis vietnamica Ormerod 2000Photo by Leonid Averyanov and The Vietnam Forest Creatures Website

Full shade Hot LATE Winter EARLIER Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Vietnam Didymoplexis

Flower Size .6 to .88" [1.5 to 2.2 cm]

Found in Guangxi and Vietnam in primary and secondary closed evergreen forests on limestone at elevations of 300-600 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing mycoheterotrophic terrestrial with dark gray to dull purple stems carrying 1 to 3 bracts and a few densely arranged, successively opening flowers with ovcate, acute floral bracts occuring in the late winter and earlier spring. .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 41 pg 2565 - 2625 Brieger 2001; Turczaninowia 2011, 14(2) : 15100 Averyanov 2011 drawing/photo fide