Gonatostylis bougainvillei N.Hallé 1977 TYPE Drawing by © Nicolas Halle'

Plant in situ New Caledonia Photo by © Societe' Neo-Caledonienne D' Orchidophile

Common Name Bougainville's Gonatostlis [French Ship Captain, first French Circumnavigation of the world and Pacific Explorer 1700's]

Flower Size

Found in central New Caledonia in rainforests at elevations of 100 to 900 meters as a medium to large sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with 3 to 6, elliptic, green, acute leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on a terminal, erect, peduncle 6.4 to 38.4" [16 to 96 cm] long, rachis 3.2 to 12.8" [8 to 32 cm] long, 15 to 50 flowereed inflorescence carrying greenish, pink to yellowish flowers that barely open


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Flore de la Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependences Vol 8 Orchidaceae Halle 1977 drawing fide; Native Orchids of New Caledonia SNCO 1995 photo fide;