Calanthe lacerata Ames 1912 Photo by Pelser & Barcelona and The Phyto Images Website

Part ShadecoolCold Winter

Common Name The Lacerate Calanthe [refers to the erose lip margin]

Flower Size

Found on Luzon in the Philippines in mossy forests along trails at elevations of 1000 to 2500 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a short stem carrying 4 to 5, narrowly lanceolate, plicate, basally clasping leaves taht blooms in the winter on an erect, to 16" [40 cm] long, wooly hairy, with persistent, closely adpressed bracts, rachis many flowered inflorescence carrying white, odorless flowers with a purplish lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984;