Vrydagzynea beccarii Schltr. 1911 Type Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Hot Warm

Common Name The Bracteate Vrydagzynea

Flower Size .26" [6.5mm] long

Found only on Siberut Island in the Mentawai Islands of Sumatra and Borneo at lower elevations as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with erect stems carrying 6 to 7, obliquely ovate, apiculate, shortly contracted into the channeled, petiolate base leaves that blooms on an erect, peduncle to 2.4" [6 cm] long, rachis to .44" [1.1 cm] long, densely 7 to 8 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute, as long as the ovaries floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; Orchids of Sumtra J B Comber 2001