Megastylis latissima (Schltr.) Schltr. 1911Photo by Gildas Gateble and The Endemia New Caledonia Website

Plant in situ New CaledoniaPhoto by Edouard Faria and The Stanhopea Passion Website


Common Name The Broadest Megastylis

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in southeastern New Caledonia in dense humid forests at elevations of 800 to 1500 meters as a large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with large, broadly elliptic, long-petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring on an erect, terminal, rachis 6" [15 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Lyperanthus daenikerianus Kraenzl. 1929; *Lyperanthus latissimus Schltr. 1906; Lyperanthus vieillardii Kraenzl. 1928

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 SNCO 1995 photo fide;