Calanthe kemulensis J.J.Sm. 1931 SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Calanthe

Photo courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website


Common Name or Meaning The Kong Kemul Calanthe [a Mountain in Borneo]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Kalimantan Borneo in lower montane forests at elevations around 1000 to 1500 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing terrestrial withpseudobulbs carrying 2 to more, oblong-elliptic,acuminate, acute, apiculate leaves that blooms in the spring and again in the fall on an erect, peduncle puberulous,10 to 16" [25 to 40 cm] long, several tubular bracted, rachis to 5.2" [13 cm] long, densely pubescent, to 15 flwoered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acute, sparsely pubescent floral bracts and carrying flowers that turn orange with age.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; The Genus Calanthe Clayton & Cribb 2013 drawing/photo fide;