Acianthus atepalus Rchb.f. 1876

Inflorescence in situ New Caledonia Photos by Edouard Faria

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Full shadeWarm Cool Fall Winter

Common Name The ? Acianthus

Flower Size 1.8" [4.5 cm]

Found in southeastern New Caledonia in montane rain forests at elevations of 800 to 1100 meters as a warm to cool growing terrestrial with a tuber giving rise to a stem carrying a whole, ovate leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on a 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Spuricianthus atepalus (Rchb.f.) Szlach. & Marg. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Native Orchids of New Caledonia Societe Neo Caledonienne D'Orchidophile 1995 photo fide

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