Acianthus ledwardii Rupp 1938 Drawing by W H Nicholls


Common Name Ledward's Acianthus - Ledward's Mosquito Orchid

Flower Size .28" [7 mm] long

Rarely found in southeastern Queensland Australia in a single location at elevations of around 30 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing terrestrial with a basal, cordate, acuminate`pale green above leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on an erect, 3.2 to 6" [8 to 15 cm] long, 1 to 6 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006;