Gunnarella begaudii (N.Hallé) Senghas 1988 Photo by A Mueller © and TheSwiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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

Full Shade Hot Warm LATEFall Winter

Common Name or Meaning Begaud's Gunnarella

Flower Size .2 to .24" [5 to 6 mm]

Found in New Caledonia in rainforests or along streams at elevations of 200 to 600 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an erect stem envelopepd completely by leaf sheath bases carrying narrowly elliptic, aubacute, apically unequally bilobed leaves that blooms in the late fall and winter on an axillary, .6 to 1" [1.5 to 2.5 cm] long, 4 to 6 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Chamaeanthus begaudii N.Halle 1977

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flore de la Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependences Vol 8 Orchidaceae Halle 1977 as Chaemanthus begaudii drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 22 Schlechter/Brieger 1989; Native Orchids of New Caledonia Societe Neo-Caledonienne D'Orchidophile 1995 as Chaemanthus begaudii photo fide;