Acriopsis ridleyi Hook.f. 1890

Photos by Rogier Van Vugt

Part sunHotWarmSpring

Common Name Ridley's Acriopsis [English Botanist Late 1800's to early 1900's]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in the Malaysia and Borneo in open low stature hill forest on trees at elevations of 30 to 1500 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with elliptical, 4 to 7 internoded pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3[4] apical, narrowly linear, acute, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on a basal, erect, simple, several to many [13 to 46] flowered, 10" to 24" [25 to 60 cm] long inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1953; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids 1965; Orchid Monographs Vol 1 Minderhoud & De Vogel 1986; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 25 1520 - 1584 Brieger 1991 ; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Woods 1992 drawing fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Living with Orchids in Sumatra Landau 1996 photo fide; as A javanica Wild Orchids of the Casmeron Highlands REACH 2009 as A ridleyi photo not = A inoptinata; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide