Calanthe mcgregorii Ames 1907 SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Calanthe SERIES Triplicata Photos by Ronny Boos and The RVO Orchid Talk Website


Common Name Mcgregor's Calanthe [American Original collector of species early 1900's]

Flower Size .5" [1.25 cm]

Found in the Philippines at elevations around 330 meters as a medium to large sized, hot growing terrestrial with obscure pseudobulbs carrying lanceolate, acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, sparsely pubescent, peduncle with several, loose, tubular sheaths, overall to 36" [90 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute, persistent floral bracts .

CAUTION I have no way of personally verifying this determination so please use with caution


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