Calanthe halconensis Ames 1907 SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Styloglossum Photo by ? Yahoo Account

Common Name The Mt. Halcon Calanthe [A mountain on Mindano island of the Philippines]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in the Phillipines in montane forests at elevations of 700 to 1260 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with slender pseudobulbs carrying 3 to 5, oblong-lanceolate, acuminate, acute, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring and fall on a shorter than the leaves, peduncle with several, sterile sheaths, to 8" [20 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with concave, lanceolate, acute longer than the pedicels floral bracts.

SynonymsStyloglossum halconense ( Ames ) T.Yukawa & P.J.Cribb 2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide; The Genus Calanthe Clayton & Cribb 2013 drawing/photo good