!Renantherella histrionica [Rchb.f] Ridl. 1896 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Front View Of Flower Photos courtesy of Timothy Cholcto

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Nik Fahmi and his Vortex Orchid Page

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Common Name The Enchanting Renanthera

Flower Size about 1" [2.5 cm]

This is a small to medium sized, Malaysian, Bornean and Thai species that is from lowland forests and mangroves at altitudes of sealevel to 300 meters and is a hot growing, suberect to pendant epiphyte with elongate, leafy somewhat fractiflex, branching stem carrying many, fleshy, linear, acuminate, channeled leaves that blooms in the fall on a horizontal, 4" [10 cm] long, few to several [3 to 10] flowered, fractiflex inflorescence with triangular floral bracts and inverted flowers that open in succession as the rachis elongates.

Synonyms *Renanthera histrionica Rchb.f 1878;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 as Renanthera histronica drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchid Digest Vol 47 No 3 1983 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 5 1984 photo; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Borneo Vol 1 Chan, Lamb, Shim & Wood 1994 drawing/photo fide as Renantherella histrionica [Rchb.f] Ridl. 1896 subsp auyongii; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 as Renanthera histrionica photo fide

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