Neofinetia richardsiana Christenson 1996

Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding


Common Name Richard's Neofinetia - In China Duan Ju Feng Lan

Flower Size 1/2" [2 cm]

Found in Sichuan? China as a miniature to small sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with a short stem enveloped by clasping leaf bases and carrying several, alternate, distichous, rigid, linear, slightly recurved, conduplicate below intothe clasping base leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, 3/8" [8 mm] long, racemose, densely few flowered inflorescence

SynonymsVanda richardsiana ( Christenson ) L.M.Gardiner 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #2 2011 photo fide;