Calanthe truncicola Schltr. 1911 SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Styloglossa

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 muusa-amanii

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001 drawing fide; The Genus Calanthe Cribb & Clayton 2013;

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