Acianthus tenuilabris Schltr. 1906

Plant in situ New Caledonia Photos by Edouard Faria

Common Name The Narrow Lip Acianthus

Flower Size .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm]

Found in New Caledonia in woodland gullies, river banks and on the shores of lakes at low elevations as a miniature to small sized, hot growing terrestrial with a violet stem carrying a single, cordate leaf that blooms in the late fall and winter

Synonyms Acianthopsis tenuilabris ( Schltr. ) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Acianthopsis tenuilabris ( Schltr. ) Szlach. 2002; Univiscidiatus tenuilabris ( Schltr. ) Szlach. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of New Caledonia Societe Neo-Caledonienne d` Orchidophilie Photo fide