Calanthe stenophylla Schltr. 1912 SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Styloglossum

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

Full shade Warm Cool EARLYWinter

Common Name The Slim Leaved Calanthe

Flower Size .88" [2.2 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea in humus within montane forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a very short rhizome giving rise to stems carrying 7 to 9, erect spreading, linear, acuminate, lacking a distinct petiolate base leaves that blooms in the early winter on a erect, terete, glabrous, peduncle few bracted, to 10" [25 cm] long, rachis to 2" [5 cm] long, caudate, to 12" [30 cm] long overall, laxly many flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are mainly snow white with pale yellow to greenish side lobes to the lip.

Synonyms Styloglossum stenophyllum ( 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 & Clayton 2013;