Calanthe maquilingensis Ames 1915 SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Styloglossum Photo by Melanie Schori The Phyto Images Website


Common Name The Makiling Calanthe [A Forest reserve and mountain in the Philippines]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in the Phillipines in montane forests at elevations of 600 to 1000 meters as a large sized, warm growing terrestrial with obscure pseudobulbs carrying very large, persistent, papery, flacid, oblong-lanceolate, acuminate, acute, elongate petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later fall and eary winter on a slightly shorter than the leaves, peduncle to 12.8 to 14.4" [32 to 36 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with floral bracts that fall as the flowers open.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide; The Genus Calanthe Clayton & Cribb 2013 drawing/photo fide