Calanthe coiloglossa Schltr. 1905 SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Calanthe SERIES Calanthe

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

Full shade Warm EARLYFall

Common Name The ? Tongue Calanthe

Flower Size 1.28" [3.2 cm]

Found in New Guinea in humus at elevations around 600 meters as a large sized, warm growing terrestrial with a short rhizome giving rise to stems carrying 4 to 5, narrowly lanceolate, acuminate, to 16" [40 cm] long, broadest in the middle, minutely pubescent beneath, cuneate below into the shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a graceful, terete, glabrous, laxly many flowered inflorescence with persistent, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, glabrous much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Calanthe apostasioides Schltr. 1912; Calanthe salmoniviridis P.Royen 1979

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 as Calanthe apostasioides drawing fide; The Orchids of The High Mountains of New Guinea Royen 1979 as Calanthe salmoniviridis; The Genus Calanthe Cribb & Clayton 2013