Renanthera vietnamensis Aver. & R.Rice 2002 Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

Another Angle Photo courtesy of Woon Leng Nursery and their Orchid Website

Inflorescence Photo by Amos Tan and His Asiatic Green Orchid Website

Part sun WarmCool Spring

Common Name The Vietnamese Renanthera

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in northern Vietnam near the Chinese border in rocky, limestone hills and ridges in primary broadleafed and coniferous forests at elevations of 650 to 1200 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte on rocks beneath the trees with an erect, to ascending woody stem carrying rigid, leathery, apically unequally bilobed, linear- lanceolate, conduplicate towards the base leaves which are held distichously along the upper half that blooms in the spring on an axillary, racemose to few branched, 17 5/8" [45 cm] long, 10 to 20 flowered inflorescence carrying well spaced, showy, scentless flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 7 2004 photo/drawing fide; OrchidDigest Vol 88 #4 2019 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #8 2019 photo fide;