Calanthe fissa L.O.Williams 1946 SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Calanthe

Side View of Flower Photos by Gary Yong Gee and his Orchid Photo Website

Part Shade Cool Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Split Calanthe [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea at elevations of 1525 to 1830 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with linear-elliptic, acute, gradually narrowing below into the elongate petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, peduncle to 26" [65 cm] long, rachis to 6" [15 cm] long, overall 32" [80 cm] long, to 50 flowered inflorescence with persistent, linear-lanceolate, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Calanthe lutiviridis P.Royen 1979

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Calanthe Clayton & Cribb 2013 drawing/photo fide;