Coilochilus neocaledonicum Schltr. 1906

Plant in situ New Caledonia Photos by Edouard Faria and The Stanhopea Passion Website

Part shadeCool To WarmSpring EARLYSummer

Common Name The New Caledonian Coilochilus

Flower Size

Found in central and southeastern New Caledonia in rainforests or scrublands as a medium to large sized, warm to cool growing mycoheterotrophic orchid growing on fallen rotting trees at elevations of 500 to 1500 meters with a single, narrow to regular, linear leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on an erect, terminal, 14 to 24" [35 to 60 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 5 257 - 320 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1974; Flore de la Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependences Vol 8 Orchidaceae Halle 1977 drawing fide; Native Orchids of New Caledonia Societe Neo-Caledonnienne d'Orchidophilie 1995 photo ;