Acianthus tenellus Schltr. 1906 Photo by Edouard Faria

Common Name The Dark Brown Acianthus

Flower Size

Found only in New Caledonia in rocky scrublands on rocky ground at lower elevations as a miniature sized, hot growing terrestrial with an erect, light green stem carrying a single, ovate, deeply cordate, wavy margined leaf held 3/4's of the way up the stem from the ground that blooms in the winter and spring on an erect, terminal, 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence

Some references including Kew give this one as a synonym of A elegans but they seem to be world's apart. I need better references


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