Megastylis montana (Schltr.) Schltr. 1911 Stamp scan by Jay Pfahl

Fragrancepart shadeWarmcool springsummer

Common Name The Mountain Living Megastylis

Flower Size

Found in northwestern and southeastern New Caledonia in rainforests, high elevations scrublands or on mossy rocks at elevations of 800 to 1600 meters as a medium to giant sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial or occasional lithophyte with 2 to 4, glossy green, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a terminal, erect, 16 to 60" [40 to 150 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers

Synonyms *Lyperanthus montanus Schltr. 1906; Lyperanthus montis-fontium Guillaumin 1950

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 Caledonienne D' Orchidophile 1995 photo fide