Calanthe flava (Blume) C.Morren 1834SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Calanthe

Inflorescence in situ Photos by Th. Nordhausen and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name or Meaning The Yellow Calanthe

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Borneo, Java, Sumatra, Lesser Sunda Islands and New Guinea usually in primary forests at elevations of 700 to 2900 meters as a medium sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial with close set pseudobulbs carrying 3 to 4, plicate, dark green, shiny, lanceolate, acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring through early winter on an axillary, 40" to [1 meter] long, shortly pubescent, many flowered inflorescence with recurved, linear, acute floral bracts

Synonyms Alismorkis parviflora (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; *Amblyglottis flava Blume 1825; Calanthe flava var. rubra J.J.Sm. 1898-1905; Calanthe parviflora Lindl. 1852

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; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; The Genus Calanthe Clayton & Cribb 2013 drawing/photo fide;

Calanthe flava var. rubra J.J.Sm. 1898-1905