~Calanthe hennisii Loher 1909 - See Calanthe vestita Lindl. 1833 Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler.


Common Name Hennis's Calanthe [Original Collector of Species [early 1900's]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

This medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte arising at the base of trees in hot montane forests and is endemic to the Philippines at elevations of 500 to 1000 meters with tapered, elongated, 4 angled pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 4, apical, plicate, ovate to lanceolate, deciduous often during flowering, thin leaves and blooms on an erect, 12" to 20" [30 to 50 cm] long, white pubescent, several [8] flowered inflorescence with light green bracts.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003