Neuwiedia siamensis de Vogel 1969 TYPE Drawing by Miss R. van Crevel/de Vogel

Deep shade Hot Warm LATE Spring

Common Name The Thai Neuwiedia

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm] long

Found in Thailand in river valleys at elevations of 400 to 800 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with ovate-oblong to linear, 12 to 46 nerved, 7 prominent, upper ones hairy mostly along the nerves, glandless hairs, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring on an erect, terminal, rather contracted, shorter than the leaves, to 4" [10 cm] long, much hairy, to 70 flowered inflorescence with ovate to ovate-oblong, acuminate, 5 to 7 nerved, hairy floral bracts and carrying yellow? flowers.

This species differs from N veratrifolia by the .5 mm long, linear hairs, the denser raceme which is shorter than the leaves, the longer bract-like leaves below the raceme and judging from the ovary, the shape and possibly the structure of the fruit.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Blumea 17: 333 de Vogel 1969 drawing fide;