Neuwiedia griffithii Rchb.f. 1874

Side View of Flower

Inflorescence Photos by Ong Poh Teck andBiologiacal Diversity Clearing House Mechanism Website

Part Shade Hot

Common Name or Meaning Griffith's Neuwiedia [English Physician and Orchid Collector 1800's]

Flower Size to .68" [to 1.7 cm]

Found in Malaysia, Sumatra, and Vietnam in wet ground in forests or by streams at elevations around 150 meters as a miniature to medium sized, hot growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying 10, plicate, ovate to lanceolate to linear, acuminate, gradually contracted below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms on an erect, much shorter than the leaves, 4 to 5.6" [10 to 14 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence carrying non-fragrant flowers.

This species can be separated from the others by its white flowers, inflorescence that is not longer than the leaves and non-fragrant flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 5 2010 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide