Calanthe abbreviata (Blume) Lindl.1833 SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Calanthe Photo by E J Brill and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz Website

Part shadeCool ColdFall

Common Name The Short Calanthe

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Java, Sumatra and Bali in primary evergreen montane forests and near montane streams at elevations of 1400 to 2100 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with close set pseudobulbs carrying 2, dark green, lanceolate, acuminate, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, peduncle t o12.8" [32 cm] long, rachis to 2" [5 cm] long, overall to 14.8" [to 37 cm] long, to 20 flowered inflorescence with a persistent leafy bracts that is more than twice the length of the flower.

Similar to C triplicata but easily separated by the pubescent upper surface of the lip and the long floral bracts.

Synonyms Alismorkis abbreviata (Blume) Kuntze 1891; *Amblyglottis abbreviata Blume 1825

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 45 No 4 1981 photo fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo ok; The Genus Calanthe Clayton & Cribb 2013 drawing/photo fide;