Calanthe pauciverrucosa J.J.Sm. 1925 SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Calanthe SERIES Triplicata

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

Full shade Cool EARLY Summer

Common Name The Somewhat Verrucose Calanthe

Flower Size 1.34" [3.4 cm]

Found in the Lesser Sunda Islands at elevations of 1500 to 1700 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with pseudobulbs carrying 2, glabrous above, puberulous beneath, elliptic, acuminate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the 5.2 to 11.2" [13 to 28 cm] long, channeled petiolate base leaves that blooms in the early summer on an axillary, erect, peduncle terete, puberulous, 4 to 5 bracted, 19.2 to 25.6" [48 to 64 cm] long, rachis velvety, 2" [5 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with persistent, sessile, ovate, acuminate, apically recurved floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Calanthe Cribb & Clayton 2013;