Calanthe ceciliae R.H. Torr. ex H. Low 1883 SECTION Calanthe

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Common Name Cecilia's Calanthe [Daughter of the governor of the Straits Settlement]

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.75 cm]

Found in Myanmar, Thailand, penninsular Malaysia, Java and Sumatra at elevations of sealevel to 2000 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing, terrestrial orchid on the forest floor and in crevasses on rocky limestone outcrops with clustered growths carrying 4 to 5, lanceolate to elliptic, acuminate, dark green, petiolate leaves that blooms on an erect, 15" [37.5 cm] long, racemose, shortly pubescent, laxly to subdensely many [30] flowered inflorescence with small, lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts with several to many flowers occuring in the spring and summer.

Synonyms Alismorkis wrayi (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891; Calanthe burmanica Rolfe 1907; Calanthe sumatrana Blanco ex Boerl. 1884; Calanthe wrayi Hook.f. 1890; Calanthe zollingeri Miq. 1859

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Vol 22 Hooker 1892 as C wrayi drawing fide; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Orchids of Malaya vol 1 Holttum 1957; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 29 Nr 2 Seidenfaden 1975 drawing good; Orchid Digest Vol 45 No 4 1981 photo fide;Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Woods 1992 drawing ok; The Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb and Laurent 1992 drawing good; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; A to Z of SE Asian Orchids O'Byrne 2001; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 12 2005 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; The Genus Calanthe Clayton & Cribb 2013 drawing/photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 17 2016 photo/drawing fide; Taiwania 63(3) New Orchids (Orchidaceae: Epidendroideae and Vandoideae) in the Flora of Vietnam Averyanov, Van Canh NGUYEN, Hoang Tuan NGUYEN, Ba Vuong TRUONG, Phi Tam NGUYEN, Sinh Khang NGUYEN, Tatiana V. MAISAK, Hiep Tien NGUYEN, Duc Nam BUI, Xuan Canh CHU 2018 photo fide