~Calanthe candida Bosser 1989 - See Calanthe sylvatica (Thouars) Lindl. 1833

Plant and Flowers in situ Reunion Photos by © François Vandeschricke and The Orchidees de Reunion Website


Common Name The White Calanthe

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Reunion at elevations of 600 to 1400 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with elliptic, undulate, plicate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late summer and earlier fall on a basal, erect, 9.6" [24 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence

Often said to be a synonym of C sylvatica but differs mostly in the form of the lip as well as the callus at the base of the lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001; The Genus Calanthe Clayton & Cribb 2013