Acianthus grandiflorus Schltr. 1906

Plant and Flowers in situ New Caledonia Photos by Edouard Faria

Part shadeWarmTo CoolFallWinter

Common Name The Large Flowered Acianthus

Flower Size .32 to 4" [.8 to 1 cm]

Found in New Caledonia on rocky ridges at higher elevation forests amongst mosses as a warm to cool growing terrestrial with an erect, reddish, stem carrying a single entire, ovate-cordate, obtuse, underside may be purple leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on an erect, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Acianthopsis grandiflora (Schltr.) Szlach. 2001; Acianthopsis grandiflora (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Stigmatodactylus grandiflorus (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2018; Univiscidiatus grandiflorus (Schltr.) Szlach. 2001

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