Renantherella auyongii (Christenson) R.Rice 2003

Photo by Chien C. Lee and his Wild Borneo Nature Photography Website

Part sun Hot Summer fall

Common Name Au Yong's Renantherella [Bornean Orchid Nursery Owner recently deceased]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found only in Sarawak Borneo on trees overhanging rivers and beaches at elevations of 0 to 50 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with short, basally freely branching stems carrying distichous, linear, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on an axillary, unbranched, [6 to 20 cm] long, successively 4 to 5 at once, to 13 flowered inflorescence

Similar to but differs from R histronica by the different colored, resupinate flowers that have a shorter spur.

Synonyms Renanthera auyongii Christenson 1986; Renantherella histrionica subsp. auyongii (Christenson) Senghas 1988

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 21 1165 - 1328 Brieger 1988; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001 as Reneanthera auyingii; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 1 2008 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 as Renathera auyongii photo fide