Megastylis glandulosa (Schltr.) Schltr. 1911

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Plant and FlowersPhotos by Takato NATSU from Japan and his Japan Orchids Page

Full shadeHotSummer THROUGHWinter

Common Name The Glanded Megastylis

Flower Size 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm]

Found in New Caledonia at low elevations in rain forests as a large to giant sized [in bloom], hot growing terrestrial with lanceolate leaves that blooms in the summer through winter on an erect terminal, laxly many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Achlydosa glandulosa (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Lyperanthus balansae Kraenzl.1929; Lyperanthus glandulosus Schltr. 1906; Lyperanthus glandulosus var. compacta Schltr. 1906; Lyperanthus gracillimus Kraenzl. 1929

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flore de la Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependences Vol 8 Orchidaceae Halle 1977 drawing fide; Native Orchids of New Caledonia Societe Neo-Caledonnienne d'Orchidophilie 1995 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 41 pg 2565 - 2625 Brieger 2001 photo fide;