Calanthe crenulata J.J.Sm. 1912 SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Calanthe SERIES Sylvatica

Side View Of Flower

Plant and flowers

Photos by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Common Name The Crenulate Leafed Calanthe

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Sabah and Kalimantan Borneo in lower montane forests and on sandstone ridges at elevations of 70 to 1200 [1700] meters as a small to medium sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped completely by leaf bearing, sheaths and carrying 5 to 7, plicate, elliptic, crenulate, acute leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on an axillary, erect, occasionally branched, peduncle puberulous, to 5.6" [14 cm] long, with 4 tubular bracts, rachis 1.2 to 2.2" [3 to 5.5 cm] long, overall to 7.2" [18 cm] long, successively 2 to 4, to 20 flowered inflorescence with persistent, recurved apically, ovate floral bracts carrying milk white to light yellow becoming salmon to orange in time flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Plants of Mt Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; The Genus Calanthe Clayton & Cribb 2013 drawing/photo fide;