Vrydagzynea nuda Blume 1858

Flower Closeup Photos by Dvoranit and Orchiden Website

Common Name The Naked Vrydagzynea [probably refers to the see through spur]- In China Er Wei Lan - Spurred Ladies Tresses

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Borneo, Java, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Hainan China and Taiwan in damp forests on sandstone or on rocky cliffs in leaf litter at elevations around 300 to 1300 meters as a miniature sized, hot to coolgrowing terrestrial with a short stem carrying at blooming 3 large leaves and several smaller ones, all ovate, apiculate leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, elongating as the flowers open, to 5.6" [14 cm] long, to 10 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Hetaeria nuda (Blume) Miq.1859; Vrydagzynea albida var. formosana (Hayata) T.Hashim.1987; Vrydagzynea formosana Hayata 1916;

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; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; The Wild Orchids of Hong Kong Barretto, Cribb and Gale 2011 drawing/photo fide;