Calanthe neohibernica Schltr. 1905 SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Styloglossum

Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Warm Cool EARLYWinter

Common Name The New Ireland Calanthe [The Bismarck Archipelago]

Flower Size .64" [1.6 cm]

Found in the Bismarck archipelago in mossy montane forests at elevations around 600 meters as a medium sized, warm growing terrestrial with an elongate, filiform, flexuous, tomentose rhizome giving rise to stems carrying 3 to 4, plicate, linear-lanceolate, acuminate, basally gradually narrowing into the 11.6" [29 cm] long, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the early winter on a lateral, arising from the stem base, peduncle to 15.2" [38 cm] long, many bracted, rachis to 2.8" [7 cm] long, to 18" [45 cm] long overall, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with deciduous, lanceolate, acuminate, longer than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white.

Synonyms Styloglossum neohibernicum ( Schltr. ) T.Yukawa & P.J.Cribb 2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing fide; The Genus Calanthe Cribb & Clayton 2013;