Calanthe conspicua Lindl. 1855 SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Calanthe SERIES Sylvatica Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler.

Another Angle Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding.

Another View Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Part shadeHot LATE Spring EARLYFall

Common Name The Handsome Calanthe

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in the Philippines in damp forests at elevations of 290 to 485 meters as a giant sized, hot growing terrestrial with stems that are slightly thickened towards the base and carrying thin, plicate, slightly pubescent beneath leaves that blooms in the late spring through early fall an erect, axillary, racemose, 2' + [60 cm+] long, several to many [9 to 12] flowered inflorescence with persistent floral bracts.

Synonyms Alismorchis conspicua (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Calanthe lilacina Loher 1919

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide; The Genus Calanthe Clayton & Cribb 2013 photo fide;