Vrydagzynea albida (Blume) Blume 1858

Flower Detail Photos courtesy of Peter O'Byrne, André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Full shadeWarm to HotLATESpring EARLYFall

Common Name or Meaning The White Vrydagzynea - In Thailand Ueang phru thong pha phum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Assam, Bangladesh, Thailand, Malayisa, Vietnam, Java, Sumatra, Borneo, New Guinea and the Philippines in lower montane tropical rainforests along stream banks in very dark, damp places at elevations of 250 to 1840 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial orchid with creeping rhizomes giving rise to erect stems, to 8" [20 cm] tall, carrying 6 to 8, spaced out, ovate, acuminate, slightly asymetrical, shiny green, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring through early fall on a terminal, densely many [20] flowered, 2.2" [5.5 cm]long, pubescent inflorescence with the few to many at a time, sequentially opening flowers all held in an apical corymb.

Synonyms *Hetaeria albida Blume 1825; Vrydagzynea albida var flavescens J.J.Sm. 1905; Vrydagzynea viridiflora Hook.f. 1890

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Orchid Genera in Thailand Vol VI Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fide; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo ok; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing ok; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2002 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo good; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing/photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide

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