Pachyplectron neocaledonicum Schltr.1906

Plant in situ New Caledonia Photos by Edouard Faria

Common Name The New Caledonian Pachyplectron

Flower Size small

Found in New Caledonia in sparsely wooded forests or in damp scrublands at elevations up to 1200 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial or occasional lithophyte on mossy rocks with 1 to 2, lying flat to the ground, green to purplish red with a textured coppery tint, lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the spring and fall on an erect, 8 to 16" [20 to 40 cm] long, 5 to 20 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Pachyplectron le-ratii (Kraenzl.) Guillaumin 1941; Pachyplectron violaceum (Kraenzl.) Guillaumin 1941; Physurus le-ratii Kraenzl. 1928; Physurus violaceus Kraenzl. 1928

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 6 321 - 384 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975; 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;