Calanthe speciosa

Calanthe speciosa Splendid Calanthe

Splendid Calanthe, Calanthe speciosa

Calanthe speciosa [Bl.] Lindl. 1833 SECTION Styloglossum Photo courtesy of Donald Tan and his Webpage

Common Name or Meaning The Splendid Calanthe – In China Er Lie Ye Xia Ji Lan

Flower Size 1.2″ [3 cm]

Found in Penninsular Malaysia, Java, Borneo and Sumatra at elevations around 100 to 1900 meters in primary montane forests as a large sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with close set pseudobulbs almost completely envelopd by leaf bearing sheaths carrying 4 to 7, lanceolate, acute, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, to 32″ [to 80 cm] long, densely many successively flowering, racemose inflorescence with 5 sheathing bracts spaced out along it and carrying up to 50 flowers.

Synonyms Alismorchis scortechinii (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891; Alismorchis speciosa (Blume) Kuntze 1891; *Amblyglottis speciosa Bl. 1825; Calanthe formosana Rolfe 1895; Calanthe patsinensis S.Y.Hu 1972; Calanthe pulchra var. formosana (Rolfe) S.S.Ying 1977; Calanthe scortechinii Hook.f. 1890; Calanthe yushuni K.Mori & Yamam. 1932

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