Neuwiedia borneensis de Vogel 1969

Photo by Sarawak Lens and his Flickr Photo Website

Plant and Flowrs in situ Borneo

Photo by C L Chan

deep shade hotWarm FallEARLY Winter

Common Name The Bornean Neuwiedia

Flower Size .6 to .84" [1.5 to 2.1 cm]

Found in Borneo in hill and lower montane forests in deep shade at elevations of 300 to 1000 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with linear, 9 to 31 nerved, 7 prominent, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall and early winter on an erect, terminal, somewhat elongate, shorter than the leaves, few to rather much, linear hairy, of different lengths, 3.2 to 5.2" [8 to 13 cm] long, 40 to 75 flowered inflorescence with linear, acute 4 to 7 nerved, laxly hairy to glabrous floral bracts and carrying white flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Blumea 17: 333 de Vogel 1969 drawing fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 5 2010 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; AOS Bulletin Vol 82 #1 2013 photo fide;