Neuwiedia griffithii Rchb.f. 1874

Side View of Flower


Photos by Ong Poh Teck and Biologiacal Diversity Clearing House Mechanism Website<

Part Shade Hot LATE FallEARLY Winter

Common Name or Meaning Griffith's Neuwiedia [English Physician and Orchid Collector 1800's]

Flower Size to .68" [to 1.7 cm]

Found in Malaysia, Sumatra, and Vietnam in wet ground in primary and secondary forests, swamps, swamp forests or by streams at elevations up to 150 meters as a miniature to medium sized, hot growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying 10, plicate, ovate to lanceolate to linear, acuminate, gradually contracted below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on an erect, much shorter than the leaves, 4 to 5.6" [10 to 14 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence carrying non-fragrant flowers.

This species can be separated from the others by its white flowers, inflorescence that is not longer than the leaves and non-fragrant flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; Blumea 17: 333 de Vogel 1969 drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 5 2010 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide