Gonatostylis vieillardii (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1906 Photo by Edouard Faria

Inflorescence Photo by Peter O'Byrne

Plant in situ New Caledonia

Plant in situ New Caledonia Photos by Edouard Faria

Common Name Vieillard's Gonatostylis

Flower Size very small

Found in New Caledonia and Wallis and Futna Islands in rainforests either in humus, on rocks or at the base of very mossy trees at elevations of 100 to 1400 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial or lithophyte or ocasionally low mossy epiphyte with a numerous, green to purplish red, darker veined, narrowly elliptic, acute leaves that blooms in the weinter and spring on a terminal, erect, to [70 cm] long, 15 to 65 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Rhamphidia vieillardii Rchb.f. 1876; Zeuxine vieillardii (Rchb.f.) Schltr.1905

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 5 257- 320 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1974 photo plant only; Native Orchids of New Caledonia Societe Neo-Caledonienne D'Orchidophile 1995 photo plant only fide; Orchids of Samoa Whistler & Cribb 1996 as Zeuxine vieillardii photo fide