Pixie cap *

Acianthus sinclairii

Summary 9

Acianthus sinclairii, commonly known as pixie cap or heart-leaf orchid, is a flowering plant in the orchid family Orchidaceae and is endemic to New Zealand. It is a terrestrial herb with a single, heart-shaped leaf and up to ten translucent green flowers, usually tinged maroon.

Habitat 10

Lowland forests and scrub

Sources and Credits

  1. (c) tangatawhenua, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://inaturalist.nz/photos/4196054
  2. (c) Pat Enright, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), http://www.inaturalist.org/photos/3889224
  3. (c) Pat Enright, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), http://www.inaturalist.org/photos/3889229
  4. (c) mattward, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/15749945
  5. (c) taiko, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/19452528
  6. (c) samhg, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://inaturalist.nz/photos/4175085
  7. (c) Katy Johns, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://inaturalist.nz/photos/1949454
  8. (c) mattward, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/20402383
  9. Adapted by tangatawhenua from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acianthus_sinclairii
  10. (c) tangatawhenua, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

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Flowering August, July, June, May, October, September