Pachyplectron arifolium Schltr. 1906 Photo by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation a t the Jany Renz Herbaria Websote


Plant in situ New Caledonia Photos by Edouard Faria

Common Name The ? Leaved Pachyplectron

Flower Size

Found in New Caledonia in rainforests at elevations of 100 to 1000 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with 1 to 3, lying flat to the ground, green, brown to purplish with a textured coppery tint, elliptic, acute leaves that blooms in the spring and fall on an erect, 8 to 18" [20 to 45 cm] long, 10 to 30 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Native Orchids of New Caledonia Societe Neo-Caledonienne D'Orchidophile 1995 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 41 2001 photos fide;