Acianthus macroglossus Schltr. 1906

Inflorescence Photos by Edouard Faria

Full shade WarmFall

Common Name The Large Lipped Acianthus

Flower Size.24" [6 mm]

Found in New Caledonia at elevations of 450 to 1000 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm growing terrestrial with an erect stem c arrying a single, olive green, profundly cordate basally, somewhat side-lobed, the terminal lobe prominent leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, 3.2 to 7.2" [8 to 18 cm] long, 1 [3 to 6] flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Acianthella macroglossa (Schltr.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2004; Acianthopsis macroglossa ( Schltr. ) Szlach. 2001 publ. 2002; Stigmatodactylus macroglossus (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2018; Univiscidiatus macroglossus ( Schltr. ) Szlach. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flore de la Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependences Vol 8 Orchidaceae Halle 1977 drawing good does not have the extremely long apex to the lip;