Calanthe punctata Kurzweil 2013 SUBGENUS Preptanthe

Plant and Flowers

TYPE Photos by Saw Lwin and Garden's Bulletin Singapore 65[2] 163-168 Kurzweil 2013

Common Name The Spotted Calanthe

Flower Size .76 to .8" [1.9 to 2 cm]

Found in southern Myanmar in degraded forests on rocks at elevations around 700 meters as a small to medium sized, warm growing lithophyte or terrestrial with close set, prominent, ovoid to conical, mostly contricted in the middle, several noded pseudobulbs enveloped by thin, dry, pale brown, glabrous sheaths carrying 4, not presesnt at blooming, plicate, lanceolate-oblong, acute to shortly acuminate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, basal, nodding apically, softly pubescent, provided with 3 to 5 along the stem plus a few clustered at the base, lanceolate-oblong, acute to acuminate, pubescent, lowermost erect to suberect, upper ones spreading bracts, peduncle to 12" [30 cm] long, rachis short, 3 to 7 flowered inflorescence with persistent, ovate-lanceolate to broadly ovate-lanceolate, long acuminate, pubescent, much shorter than the pedicellate ovary floral bracts.

Similar to C labrosa but differs in the green sepals, strongly red dotted petals and the 3 lobed lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Gard. Bull. Singapore 65[2]:163 Kurzweil & Lwin 2013 drawing/photo fide;