Calanthe ovata Ridl. 1909SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Calanthe

Side View of Flower

Plant and Flowers Photos by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Site

Common Name or Meaning The Ovate Calanthe

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in the Cameron Highlands of Malaysia on stream banks at elevations around 1200 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing terrestrial orchid with obovate to lanceolate, cuspidate, glabrous, gradually narrowing basally into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal, peduncle to 30" [75 cm] long, rachis to 4" [10 cm] long, 34" [to 85 cm] long, to 25 flowered inflorescence with ovate, shortly cuspidate, pubescent, persistent floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Woods 1992 drawing fide; The Genus Calanthe Clayton & Cribb 2013 drawing/photo fide;