Acianthus sinclairii Hook.f. 1853 Photo by Richard Mayston and His Flickr Photo Site

Common Name Sinclair's Acianthus - In New Zealand Pixie Cap

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in New Zealand including Stewart Island, Chatman Island and Kermadec Island in damp lowland forests and tracksides as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial with a slender, hairless, squarish stem carrying a cordate, dark green, infused with purple, half way up the stem leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on an erect, 1 to 10 flowered inflorescence with triangular, acute, inflated floral bracts.

Synonyms Acianthus fornicatus var. sinclairii (Hook.f.) Hutch. 1945

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Native Orchids of New Zealand, A Colour Field Guide Scanlen & St George 2010 photo fide;

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