Calanthe geelvinkensis J.J.Sm. 1915 SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Calanthe Photo by Gary Yong Gee and his Orchid Photo Website

Full Shade Hot LATER Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Geelvink Calanthe [A Bay In northwestern New Guinea]

Flower Size .7" [1.75 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea at sea level in forests small to medium sized, hot growing terrestrial with clustered pseudobulbs carrying 3, lanceolate, gradually long acuminate, acute, glabrous above, minutely pubescent beneath, yellow blotched, gradually narrowing below into the channeled petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later spring on an erect, much longer than the leaves, peduncle puberulous, with a few sterile sheathing bracts, rachis, pubescent 8 to 13.2" [20 to 33 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence with persistent, lanceolate-triangular, gradually narrowing floral bracts.


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