Megastylis rara (Schltr.) Schltr. 1911 Photo by Societe' Neo-Caledonienne D' Orchidophile

Another Flower?

Inflorescence Photos by Edouard Faria

Common Name The Rare Megastylis

Flower Size

Found in southern New Caledonia at elevations of 150 to 1300 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial that can bloom at most any time of the year

CAUTION There are two very different species represented here. The first photo is from the Societe' Neo-Caledonienne D' Orchidophile and the second is by my personal friend Eduoard Faria. I only have a reference to the first photo but it says in Native Orchids of New Caledonia Societe Neo-Caledonnienne d'Orchidophilie 1995, description that it is an unassuming "green" flowered orchid and Eduoard [his is green] is very thorough so please use either with caution!!!!

Synonyms *Lyperanthus rarus Schltr. 1906

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of New Caledonia Societe Neo-Caledonnienne d'Orchidophilie 1995 photo fide to the first photo;

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