Megastylis latilabris (Schltr.) Schltr. 1911 Photo by Societe' Neo-Caledonienne D' Orchidophile


Common Name The Broad Lip Megastyis

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in southeastern New Caledonia in rocky terrain at elevations of 600 to 1600 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial carrying very narrow, leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a terminal, 8 to 20" [20 to 50 cm] long, many flowered inflorescnece carrying goatish smelling, green flowers with a reddish stained lip.

Synonyms Dipodium viridescens Kraenzl. 1928; *Lyperanthus latilabris Schltr. 1906

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of New Caledonia SNCO 1995 photo fide;