Calanthe trulliformis King & Pantl. 1895 SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Vernae

Photo by The Naresh Swami - Puspamriga - The Flower Hunter Website

Cool Cold Spring THROUGH Summer

Common Name The Trulliform Calanthe [refers to the Scoop Shaped lip]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in eastern Nepal, Bhutan, India and Myanmar on shady forest floors at elevations of 1830 to 2400 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with cylindric pseudobulbs carrying 3 to 4, linear-lanceolate, acute, sessile base leaves that blooms in the spring through summer on an erect, puberulous, peduncle to 9.2" [23 cm] long, overall to 16" [to 40 cm] long, loosely 14 to 18 flowered inflorescence with linear-lanceolate, longer or as long as the ovary floral bracts

Similar to C puberula but differs in the sessile leaf bases an the lack of side lobes to the lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; ; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 #4 1958 drawing fide; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; The Genus Calanthe Clayton & Cribb 2013 drawing/photo fide;