Calanthe torricellensis Schltr. 1905 SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Calanthe SERIES Calanthe

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

Full shade Warm Cold Fall Winter

Common Name The Torricelli Range Calanthe

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea and the Solomon Islands in mossy forests at elevations around 800 to 2200 meters as a possibly medium sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial with a slender petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on a peduncle to 16.8" [42 cm] long, rachis to 5.6" [14 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence with persistent floral bracts.

The New Guinea plants were collected at 800 meters and bloomed in the fall, the Solomon Island plants were collected at 2000 to 2200 meters and bloomed in the winter.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing fide; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 as C aff torricellensis; The Genus Calanthe Cribb and Clayton 2013 photo good;