Calanthe otuhanica C.L.Chan & T.J.Barkman 1997 SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Calanthe

Another Flower Photos by Th. Nordhausen and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Site

EARLY

Common Name or Meaning The Landslide Calanthe [refers to the habitat]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Sabah Borneo near Mount Kinabalu in upper montane scrub forests on old landslide areas on ultramafic substrates in full sun at elevations of 2500 to 3000 meters as a medium sized, cold growing lithophyte or terrestrial orchid with ovoid, 3 to 4 noded pseudobulbs enveloped completely by leaf bases and carrying 2 to 4, plicate, oblong-lanceolate, acuminate, gradually narrowing basally into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter through early summer on an erect, terminal, racemose, shortly pubescent, 34.2 to 48" [83 to 110 cm] long, laxly 14 to 20 flowered inflorescence with lancelate, acuminate bracts and persistent, dark green, narrowly oblong-linear, acuminate floral bracts and carrying sweetly scented flowers

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Borneo Vol 4 J.J.Wood 2003 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; The Genus Calanthe Clayton & Cribb 2013 drawing/photo fide;

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