Calochilus neocaledonicus Schltr. 1906Photo by Jean Jacques Villegente and The Endemia New Caledonia Website

Part Sun Cool

Common Name The New Caledonian Calochilus

Flower Size

Found in central and southeastern New Caledonia on arid ridges and crests at elevations of 400 to 1200 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a small tuber givig rise to an erect stem carrying a single, linear, basally clasping leaf and 4 to5 bract like smaller above leavfes that blooms in the winter and spring on an erect, 2.4 to 4" [6 to 10 cm] long, 3 to 7 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Lyperanthus polytrichus Guillaumin 1957

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 6 321 - 384 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975; Flore de la Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependences Vol 8 Orchidaceae Halle 1977 drawing fide;