Acianthus bracteatus Rendle 1921

Plant and flower Photos by Mark Clements

Drawing Drawing by Nicolas Halle'

Full shade CoolSummer

Common Name The Bracteate Acianthus

Flower Size [2" [5 cm]

Found in southeastern New Caledonia on Mt Mou at elevations around 1100 to 1150 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying a single, 3 to 5 lobed, rarely entire, cordate, acute to acuminate leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, 1.6 to 2.4" [4 to 6 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 5 1961 drawing plant only; Flore de la Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependences Vol 8 Orchidaceae Halle 1977 drawing fide;