Renanthera vietnamensis Aver. & R.Rice 2002 Photo by © Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website
Another Angle Photo courtesy of Woon Leng Nursery © and their Orchid Website
Inflorescence Photo by © Amos Tan and His Asiatic Green Orchid Website
Common Name The Vietnamese Renanthera
Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]
Found in northern Vietnam near the Chinese border in rocky, limestone hills and ridges in primary broadleafed and coniferous forests at elevations of 650 to 1200 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte on rocks beneath the trees with an erect, to ascending woody stem carrying rigid, leathery, apically unequally bilobed, linear- lanceolate, conduplicate towards the base leaves which are held distichously along the upper half that blooms in the spring on an axillary, racemose to few branched, 17 5/8" [45 cm] long, 10 to 20 flowered inflorescence carrying well spaced, showy, scentless flowers.
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 7 2004 photo;