Acianthus cymbalariifolius F.Muell. & Kraenzl. 1894


Plant and Flowers in situ Photos by Edouard Faria

Common Name The Cymbidium-Like Leaved Acianthus

Flower Size .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm]

Found only in New Caledonia in dense rainforests on rocky ground at elevations of 100 to 900 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with an erect, light green stem carrying a single, ovate, deeply cordate, erose margined leaf held a third of the way up the stem from the ground that blooms in the winter and spring on an erect, terminal, 1 to 4 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Acianthopsis cymbalariifolia (F.Muell. & Kraenzl.) Szlach. 2001; Acianthopsis cymbalariifolia (F.Muell. & Kraenzl.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Acianthus nanus Rendle 1921; Acianthus sphenochilus (Kraenzl.) Kraenzl. 1929; Aeranthes sphenochila Kraenzl. 1928; Stigmatodactylus cymbalariifolius (F.Muell. & Kraenzl.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2018; Univiscidiatus cymbalariifolius (F.Muell. & Kraenzl.) Szlach. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 5 1961 as Acianthus nana drawing plant only; 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;