Calanthe truncicola Schltr. 1911 SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Styloglossa

Photo by A Lamb

TYPE Drawing

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

Full shade Cool Summer

Common Name The Trunk Loving Calanthe

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in western Sumatra among bamboo and scrub in lower montane forests at elevations around 1600 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte or terrestrial with close set, short, thickened pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 4, lanceolate-elliptic, acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the 6" [15 cm] long petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, to 10" [25 cm] long overall, peduncle with 5 clasping bracts, terete, glabrous rachis 1.6 to 2.4" [4 to 6 cm] long, 15 to 20 flowered inflorescence with deciduous, ovate-lanceolate floral bracts carrying golden yellow flowers.

Plants collected in Borneo attributed to this species are now considered to be C musa-amanii

Synonyms Styloglossum truncicola ( Schltr. ) T.Yukawa & P.J.Cribb 2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Plants of Mt Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo not = C musa-amani; Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 not = C musa-amani; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001 drawing fide; The Genus Calanthe Cribb & Clayton 2013;