Calanthe cremeoviridis J.J.Wood 1981 SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Calanthe

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Fragrance Full Shade Cool Cold Spring Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Greeny White Calanthe

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Papua and New Guinea in shady upper montane forests at elevations of 1600 to 3300 meters as a large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with 3 to 6, basal, plicate, petiolate, basally cuneate, narrowly elliptic, acute, glabrous, thin, margin entire or softly undulate leaves that blooms in the spring and fall on an erect, finely pubescent, rachis 7.2 to 12" [18 to 30 cm] long, overall 35.6" [87 cm] long, densely to 35 flowered, racemose infloresence with narrowly ovate, acute, finely pubescent, persistent floral bracts and carrying nocturnally fragrant flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol III Shuiteman and de Vogel 2006; The Genus Calanthe Clayton & Cribb 2013 drawing/photo fide;