Pristiglottis montana (Schltr.) Cretz. & J.J.Sm. 1934

plant in situ New Caledonia Photos by Edouard Faria

Full shadeHot"Cool" Winter SpringSummerFall

Common Name The Montane Pristiglottis

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in the Bismark Islands, New Caledonia and Vanuatu in rain forests at elevations of 200 to 1600 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with 3 to 8 ovate, dark silky-velvety green, mid vein and marginal lateral veins pale merald green, undulate marginally, basally clasping leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on an erect, terminal, pubescent, rachis 3" [7.5 cm] long, 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Anoectochilus montanus Schltr. 1906; Cystopus aneytyumensis Schltr. 1911; Cystopus montanus (Schltr.) Schltr. 1911; Pristiglottis aneytyumensis (Schltr.) Cretz. & J.J.Sm. 1934

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , Flore de la Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependences Vol 8 Orchidaceae Halle 1977 drawing fide; Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989 photo fide; Phylogeny and Classification of the Orchid Family Dressler 1993 drawing good; Native Orchids of New Caledonia Societie Neo-Caledonienne d'Orchidophile 1995 photo fide;