Calanthe goodenoughiana Ormerod & P.J.Cribb 2011 SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Calanthe

Full Shade Warm Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Goodenough Calanthe [An island off New Guinea]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea in montane forests in undergrowth on streambanks at elevations around 900 meters as a large sized, warm growing terrestrial with 3, suberect, narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, dark green above, paler beneath, gradually narrowing below into the slender petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, peduncle glabrous, with a few sterile, acuminate, spreading suberect sheathing bracts, 24 to to 30" [60 to 75 cm] long, overall to 32" [to 80 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with spreading to upcurved, narrowly lanceolate, acuminate, pubescent floral bracts.


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