Calanthe lambii P.J.Cribb 2009 SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Calanthe SERIES Triplicata

Plant and Flowers in situ Mt Kinabalu Borneo

Photos by Rogier Van Vugt and His PBase Orchid Photo Website

Side View of Flowers

Photo by Eric Hunt

Another Flower

Photo by Peter Maxwell and his Flickr Orchid Photo Site

Common Name or Meaning Lamb's Calanthe [Bornean Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Borneo near Mount Kinabalu in humus in lower and upper montane oak/laurel forests at elevation of 1000 to 3000 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial orchid with close set, oblong pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 4, plicate, oblong-lanceolate, acuminate, gradually narrowing basally into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on an erect, terete, pubescent, 18 to 34" [45 to 85 cm] long, moderately densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, strongly reflexed, pubescent, persistent floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 3 2009 drawing fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing fide; The Genus Calanthe Clayton & Cribb 2013 drawing/photo fide;