Megastylis rara (Schltr.) Schltr. 1911

Inflorescence Photos by Edouard Faria

Another Flower lip spread Photo by Societe' Neo-Caledonienne D' Orchidophile


Common Name The Rare Megastylis

Flower Size

Found in southern New Caledonia at elevations of 150 to 1300 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with grass-like leaves that can bloom at most any time of the year but mostly in the summer and fall on an erect, bracteate, rachis to 8" [20 cm] long, 4 to 7 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Lyperanthus rarus Schltr. 1906

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 Societe Neo-Caledonnienne d'Orchidophilie 1995 photo fide to the first photo;