Acianthus heptadactylus Kraenzl. 1928


Plant in situ New Caledonia Photos by Edouard Faria

Common Name The 7 Fingered Acianthus

Flower Size .24 to .32" [6 to 8 mm]

Found in New Caledonia in humid montane forests at elevations of 600 to 1250 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a primary, orbicular-cordate, long petiolate base leaf and an erect stem carrying in the upper third, a single, sessile, 7 to 9 lobed, side lobes erose, cordate leaf that blooms in the later fall on an erect, .8 to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm] long, 2 to 7 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Acianthella heptadactyla (Kraenzl.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2004; Acianthopsis heptadactyla ( Kraenzl. ) Szlach. 2002; Stigmatodactylus heptadactylus (Kraenzl.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2018; Univiscidiatus heptadactylus ( Kraenzl. ) Szlach. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flore de la Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependences Vol 8 Orchidaceae Halle 1977 drawing good;