Calanthe zollingeri Rchb. f. 1857 SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Calanthe SERIES Calanthe

Photo courtesy of Donald Tan

Part sunHotTo CoolFall

Common Name or Meaning Zollinger's Calanthe [Swiss Botanist and Orchid Collector mid 1800's - SE Asia]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Java, Sumatra, Bali and Borneo in moist humus alongside rivers at elevations of 100 to 1250 meters as a large sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with close set pseudobulbs enveloped by 4 to 5 leaf bearing sheaths and carrying elliptic, acuminate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a 2' [60 cm] long, 20 to 30 flowered, racemose inflorescence with ovate, acute floral bracts and has flowers that are white with a dot of yellow on the lip that turn orange with age

Synonyms Alismorchis zollingeri (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Calanthe mutabilis Ridl. 1903

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 45 No 4 1981 photo fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; A to Z of SE Asian Orchids vol 1 Obyrne 2001 photo fide; The Genus Calanthe Clayton & Cribb 2013 drawing/photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 17 2016 photo fide; Gard. Bull. Singapore 68[1]:89 Sulistiarini, Arifiani & Santika 2016 drawing/photo fide;