Calanthe madagascariensis Rolfe ex Hook.f. 1901 SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Calanthe SERIES Sylvatica Photos Lourens Grobler

MID LATE

Common Name The Madagascar Calanthe

Flower Size 1.5" [3.75 cm]

Found in forests of northern and eastern Madagascar at elevations around 600 to 2100 meters as a small sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial orchid with a pseudobulb-like stem carrying 5 to 7, oval-lanceolate, plicate, undulate-crisped marginally, attenuate into the shortly petiolate leaves and attenuate to the apex that blooms in the mid winter through late spring on a below the leaf axils, 18 to 24" [45 to 60 cm] long, pubescent, densely few to many flowered inflorescence with 3 sterile, obtuse or rounded apically bracts,l patent to recurved, ovate-lanceolate, acute floral bracts and holding the flowers in an apical cluster.

Synonyms Calanthe madagascariensis Rolfe 1906; Calanthe repens Schltr. 1924; Calanthe warpuri Rolfe 1906

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1936/81 refers to Calanthe madagascariensis Rolfe 1906; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1936/81 as C repens drawing; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 as C repens; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 as C repens photo fide The Genus Calanthe Clayton & Cribb 2013 drawing/photo fide;

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