Stigmatodactylus vulcanicus (Schodde) Maek. 1971

Photo by Lewis & Cribb 1991


Drawing by Paul Kores

Common Name The Volcano-Living Stigmatodactylus

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in the Solomon Islands and Bougainville New Guinea in primary montane forests often in mosses at elevations of 1650 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a small tuberoid giving rise to an erect, very slender, delicate, 2" [5 cm] long stem carrying a single, cordate, held horizontally well above the ground, light green, minutely apiculate leaf that blooms on a terminal, erect, slender, [.6 to 2" [1.5 to 5 cm] long, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms *Acianthus vulcanicus Schodde 1968; Pantlingia vulcanica (Schodde) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 as Acianthus vulcanicus drawing/photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001 photo ok;