Calanthe oreadum Rendle 1921 SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Styloglossum Photo by Pierre-Alain Pantz and his New Caledonia Photo Website A very nice photo pictorial site


Common Name The Golden Calanthe

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in New Caledonia in humid forests on schists and gneiss at elevations of 460 to 610 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with large, plicate, 5 nerved beneath, lanceolate, acuminate, clasping base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, terete, robust, 18 to 24" [45 to 60 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with tubular, deciduous, 1.2 to 1.4" [3 to 3.5 cm] long floral bracts that fall as the unscented, erect-spreading flowers open.

Synonyms Styloglossum oreadum ( Rendle ) T.Yukawa & P.J.Cribb 2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flore de la Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependences Vol 8 Orchidaceae Halle 1977 drawing fide; The Genus Calanthe Clayton & Cribb 2013 drawing/photo fide