Calanthe saccata J.J.Sm. 1900 SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Styloglossum

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

Full shade Hot Winter

Common Name The Club Sack-Shaped Calanthe

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in the Moluccas in forests along valleys in damp areas at elevations around 200 to 400 meters as a medium sized, hot growing terrestrial with a creeping rhizome giving rise to clustered pseudobulbs carrying 5 to 6, erect, plicate, lanceolate, acuminate, 7 main nerved beneath, gradually narrowing below into the 9.2" [23 cm] long, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, peduncle terete, clear green, with somewhat bulging, tubular, acuminate sheaths, rachis to 10.8" [27 cm] long, deeply grooved, many flowered inflorescence with deciduous, narrowly lanceolate, acuminate, strongly grooved, concave, translucent white floral bracts.

Synonyms Styloglossum saccatum ( J.J.Sm. ) T.Yukawa & P.J.Cribb 2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Colour Field Guide to the Native Orchids of New Zealand Scanlen & St George 2010 photo fide Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001; The Genus Calanthe Cribb & Clayton 2013 photo good;