Armodorum calcarata (Holttum) K.W.Tan 1974 Photo by Th. Nordhausen and his The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name or Meaning The Limestone Loving Armodorum

Flower Size 2.8 to 3.2" [7 to 8 cm]

Found in Sabah and Sarawak Borneo in hill and lower montane forests at elevations of 800 to 2000 meters as a large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a scrambling, erect stem carrying many, long, rigid, loosely arranged, strap-shaped leaves that blooms in the later summer and early fall on a branching, to 36" [90 cm] long, to 30 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Arachnis calcarata Holttum 1949

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 22 1329 - 1392 Brieger 1989 photo fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; The Orchids of Sarawak Beaman & Wood 2001 as Arachnis calcarata photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1/2 Wood, Beamanm Lamb, Lun & Beaman 2011 drawing fide/photo good; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendrodeaea Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014