Calanthe davaensis Ames 1913 publ. 1914 SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Calanthe

Side View of Flower

Plant and Flowers in situ Mindano Photos by P.B. Pelser & J.F. Barcelona as well as D L Nickrent and The PhytoImages Website

Part Shade Cool Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Davao Calanthe [A district of Mindano near Mt Apo]

Flower Size .64" [1.6 cm]

Found in the Philippines at elevations of 1900 to 2000 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with scarcely noticable pseudobulbs carrying 3, lanceolate to oblong-elliptic, acuminate, shortly pubescent beneath, gradually narrowing below into the grooved, slender petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, longer than the leaves, peduncle pubescent, to 40" [100 cm] long, rachis to 8" [20 cm] long, overall 48" [120 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence with persistent, lanceolate, pubescent floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide; The Genus Calanthe Clayton & Cribb 2013 drawing/photo fide;