Vrydagzynea vitiensis Rchb.f. 1878 Photo by Arthur Whistler and The Rare Plants of Samoa Website

Full shade Hot Warm MID WinterSpring

Common Name The Viti Levu Vrydagzynea [The Western Side of Fiji]

Flower Size

Found in Fiji, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu in raqin and cloud forests at elevations of 250 to 900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with lanceolate to narrowly ovate, acute, green with a central whote stripe, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the mid winter and spring on a terminal, erect, .8 to 2.8" [2 to 7 cm] long, sparsely villous, densely many flowered inflorscence

Synonyms Vrydagzynea whitmeei Schltr.1906

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989 as V whitmeei; Orchids of Samoa Whistler & Cribb 1996 photo fide