Calanthe aureiflora J.J.Sm. 1922 SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Styloglossum

Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Cool Winter Spring

Common Name The Golden Flowered Calanthe

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo in montane forests at elevations around 1600 to 2000 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with a rhizome giving rise to pseudobulbs with 1" between each, and carrying 3 to 5, lanceolate, long-acuminate, glabrous, gradually narrowing below into the 4 to 12" [10 to 30 cm] long, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on an erect, peduncle to 22" [55 cm] long, rachis to 2" [5 cm] long, 24" [60 cm] long overall, densely many flowered inflorescence with deciduous, lanceolate, gradually acuminate floral bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001 photo good; The Genus Calanthe Cribb & Clayton 2013 drawing/photo fide;

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