Neuwiedia zollingeri Rchb.f. 1857


Photos by John Varigos and his Flickr Orchid Photo Webpage

Original Drawing

Drawing by Reichenbach

Common Name Zollinger's Neuwiedia [Austrian Botanist and Orchid enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in China, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Borneo, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands and Sumatra in hill forests at elevations around 600 to 1000 meters as a medium to large sized, warm growing terrestrial with glabrous stems carrying 6 close set, narrowly lanceolate, acute, size variable leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal, 16" [40 cm] long, to 50 flowered inflorescence with narrowly lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts carrying flowers that do not open well.

This species can be separated from the others by the yellow flowers with a long to 16" [to 40 cm] inflorescence and dry brown seed capsules

CAUTION I cannot be sure of this determination. The real N zollingeri is a smaller plant that in bloom is less that 16" [40 cm] tall [from the photos this cannot be determined] and the flowers are not wide opening [the photo shows this but it could be that the flowers are just opening] so please use with caution.

Synonyms Neuwiedia annamensis Gagnep. 1933; Neuwiedia javanica J.J.Sm. 1914; Neuwiedia zollingeri var. annamensis (Gagnep.) Aver. 2008; Neuwiedia zollingeri var. javanica (J.J.Sm.) de Vogel 1969;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1862 drawing; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Sm 1908 drawing fide; Blumea 17: 333 de Vogel 1969 as N annamemsis drawing fide; Blumea 17: 333 de Vogel 1969 drawing fide; Die Orchideen #3 9-12 tafel 4 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 drawing ok; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photos; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo ok; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994 as N annamensis; Orchids of Borneo Wood Vol 3 1997 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2002 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 2 2008 photo good; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 5 2010 photo ok; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos ok; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo ok; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo not = N singapureana; Turczaninowia 16(4):26-46 NEW AND RARE ORCHIDS (ORCHIDACEAE) IN THE FLORA OF CAMBODIA AND LAOS Averyanov 2013