Vrydagzynea argyrotaenia Schlechter 1905 Drawing by Neville H S Howcroft and The Papua New Guinea Orchid News Website

Full shade Hot Warm Winter

Common Name The Silvery Banded Vrydagzynea [refers to the leaves]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu in primary rainforests at elevations of 100 to 1100 meters as a small to just medium sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with erect, pinkish to olive brown stems carrying 5 to 7, obliquely ovate, acute, green-checkered with light green, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, erect, to 6" [15 cm] long, few flowered inflorescense with lanceolate, obscurely serrate on the upper margin, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms *Hetaeria velutina J.J.Sm. 1927

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 drawing fide; Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis and Cribb 1989 drawing fide; Orchids of Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis and Cribb 1991 drawing fide;