Acianthus fornicatus R.Br. 1810 Photo by Colin and Misha Rowan and their The Retired Aussies Orchid Photo Website

Plant and Flowers in situ Photo courtesy of Greg Steenbeeke and his Australian Orchid Website

Full shadeCoolTo Cold Fall winter

Common Name The Bent Acianthus - In Australia The Large Mosquito Orchid

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in New South Wales and Queensland Australia in coastal habitats in vegetated sand dunes as well as moist gullies with deep shade at elevations up to 1000 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a globose tuber giving rise to an erect, reddish stem carrying a single, cordate acute, lobed leaf that blooms in the fall and winter

Synonyms Acianthus apprimus D.L.Jones 1991; Acianthus borealis D.L.Jones 1991; Acianthus brunonis F.Muell. 1865; Acianthus exiguus D.L.Jones 1991; Epipactis fornicata (R.Br.) Poir. 1812

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 drawing good; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001 drawing good; Orchids of Australia Riley & Banks 2002; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as A apprimus photo good; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as A borealis photo good; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as A exiguus photo good; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo good;

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