Neuwiedia zollingeri Rchb.f. 1857

Photo by Anthony Lamb

Flower in Natural Unopen State


Photos by John Varigos and his Flickr Orchid Photo Webpage

Original Drawing

Drawing by Reichenbach

Common Name Zollinger's Neuwiedia [Austrian Botanist and Orchid enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in China, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Borneo, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands and Sumatra in hill forests at elevations around 600 to 1000 meters as a medium to large sized, warm growing terrestrial with glabrous stems carrying 6 close set, narrowly lanceolate, acute, size variable leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal, 16" [40 cm] long, to 50 flowered inflorescence with narrowly lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts carrying flowers that do not open well.

This species can be separated from the others by the yellow flowers with a long to 16" [to 40 cm] inflorescence and dry brown seed capsules

Synonyms Neuwiedia annamensis Gagnep. 1933; Neuwiedia javanica J.J.Sm. 1914; Neuwiedia zollingeri var. annamensis (Gagnep.) Aver. 2008; Neuwiedia zollingeri var. javanica (J.J.Sm.) de Vogel 1969;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1862 drawing; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Sm 1908 drawing fide; Blumea 17: 333 de Vogel 1969 as N annamemsis drawing fide; Blumea 17: 333 de Vogel 1969 drawing fide; Die Orchideen #3 9-12 tafel 4 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 drawing ok; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photos; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo ok; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 as N zolingeri var javanica; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994 as N annamensis; Orchids of Borneo Wood Vol 3 1997 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001 as N cf zollingeri var singapura; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2002 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 2 2008 photo good; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 5 2010 photo ok; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos ok; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo ok; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo not = N singapureana; Turczaninowia 16(4):26-46 NEW AND RARE ORCHIDS (ORCHIDACEAE) IN THE FLORA OF CAMBODIA AND LAOS Averyanov 2013