Pachyplectron arifolium Schltr. 1906 Photo by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation a t the Jany Renz Herbaria Websote


Plant in situ New Caledonia Photos by Edouard Faria

Common Name The ? Leaved Pachyplectron

Flower Size

Found in New Caledonia in rainforests at elevations of 100 to 1000 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with 1 to 3, lying flat to the ground, green, brown to purplish with a textured coppery tint, elliptic, acute leaves that blooms in the spring and fall on an erect, 8 to 18" [20 to 45 cm] long, 10 to 30 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 5 1961 drawing plant only; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 6 321 - 384 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975 drawingok; Flore de la Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependences Vol 8 Orchidaceae Halle 1977 drawing fide; Native Orchids of New Caledonia Societe Neo-Caledonienne D'Orchidophile 1995 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 41 pg 2565 - 2625 Brieger 2001 photos fide;