Platylepis grandiflora (Schltr.) Ormerod 2002 Photo by Societe' Neo-Caledonienne D' Orchidophile

Common Name The Large Flowered Platylepis

Flower Size

Found in New Caledonia, Vanuata and Futuna on humus covered slopes in rainforests at lower elevations as a small to just medium sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial carrying 4 to 8 tesselated leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a terminal, 10 to 20 flowered inflorescnece carrying white flowers with that do not open well.

Synonyms Epipactis grandiflora (Schltr.) A.A.Eaton 1908; *Goodyera grandiflora Schltr. 1906; Goodyera vieillardii Kraenzl. 1928; Moerenhoutia grandiflora (Schltr.) Schltr. 1921; Moerenhoutia morrisonii (Schltr.) Schltr. 1921; Platylepis morrisonii Schltr. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of New Caledonia SNCO 1995 photo fide;