Megastylis latissima (Schltr.) Schltr. 1911Photo by Gildas Gateble and The Endemia New Caledonia Website

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


Common Name The Broadest Megastylis

Flower Size

Found in southeastern New Caledonia at elevations of 800 to 1500 meters as a large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial that blooms in the late spring on an erect, terminal, many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Lyperanthus daenikerianus Kraenzl. 1929; *Lyperanthus latissimus Schltr. 1906; Lyperanthus vieillardii Kraenzl. 1928

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Native Orchids of New Caledonia SNCO 1995 photo fide;