Vrydagzynea paludosa J.J. Sm. 1908

Flower and Plant in situ Photos courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Common Name The Pale Vrdagzynea

Flower Size .15" [.33 cm]

Found New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Australia in lowland forests near water at elevations of 30 to 1050 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing, shade loving terrestrial with a creeping, then erect stem carrying 7 to 11, widely patent, well separated, obliquely lanceolate, gradually pointed, acute leaves with a prominent midvein beneath and slightly grooved along nerves above, that blooms at most any time of the year on an erect, terminal, rather laxly to densely flowered, pubescent above, cylindrical inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, basally shortly tubular, acute, recurved margined almost leaf-like bracts and triangular-lanceolate, gradually acuminate, acute apically, basally denticulate to almost entire, concave, single nerved floral bracts

Synonyms Vrydagzynea rivularis Schltr. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911/1985 as V rivularis drawing good; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991; as V rivularis Flora Malesia Orchids of New Guinea Vol V 2008