Acianthus elegans Rchb.f. 1876

Plant in situ New Caledonia

Plant in situ New Caledonia Photos by Edouard Faria

Partial shadeHot"Cool" Summer Fall

Common Name The Elegant Acianthus

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in New Caledonia at the edge of forests or in mining scrublands at elevations of 200 to 1000 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial in humus and as a lithophyte on mossy chromium rich rocks with a single, whole, deeply cordate, acute leaf and blooms in the summer and fall on a terminal, erect, 3 to 8 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Acianthella elegans (Rchb.f.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2004; Acianthopsis elegans (Rchb.f.) Szlach. 2001 ; Aeranthes elegans (Rchb.f.) Kraenzl. 1928; Stigmatodactylus elegans (Rchb.f.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2018; Univiscidiatus elegans (Rchb.f.) Szlach. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , Flore de la Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependences Vol 8 Orchidaceae Halle 1977 drawing fide; Native Orchids of New Caledonia Societie Neo-Caledonienne d'Orchidophile 1995 photo fide;