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

Photo by P J Cribb

TYPE Drawing

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.

Synonyms Styloglossum aureiflorum ( J.J.Sm. ) T.Yukawa & P.J.Cribb 2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993 as C aff aureiflora photo fide; Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001 photo good; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; The Genus Calanthe Cribb & Clayton 2013 drawing/photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 17 2016 as Styloglossum aureiflorum;