Calanthe parvilabris Schltr. 1905 SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Styloglossum

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

Full shade Cool EARLYSummer

Common Name The Small Lip Calanthe

Flower Size .88" [2.2 cm]

Found in New Guinea in humus at elevations around 1200 meters as a large to giant sized, cool growing terrestrial with a short rhizome giving rise to a stem carrying 5 to 7, lanceolate, acuminate, to 24" [60 cm] long, gradually narrowing below into the sulcate, to 16" [40 cm] long, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the early summer on an erect, as long to slightly shorter than the leaves, peduncle with severtal bracts, rachis oblong, to 3.2" [8 cm] long, rather laxly flowered inflorescence with persistent, lanceolate, acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are pure white.

Synonyms Styloglossum parvilabre ( 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 and Clayton 2013