Calanthe camptoceras Schltr. 1912 SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Calanthe SERIES Calanthe

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

Full shade Cool LATEFall EARLYWinter

Common Name The Bent Horn Calanthe

Flower Size .56" [1.4 cm]

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1100 meters as a large sized, cool growing terrestrial with a short rhizome giving rise to filiform, elongate, flexuous, puberulous stems carrying erect-patent, oval, acuminate, broadest in the middle, minutely pubescent beneath, cuneate below into the shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a graceful, terete, minutely puberulous, rachis to 12" [30 cm] long, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with erect-patent, lanceolate, acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the leaves are a dark metallic green and the small flowers are greenish with a white-green lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing fide; The Genus Calanthe Cribb & Clayton 2013 photos fide;