Calanthe flava var. rubra J.J.Sm. 1898-1905 SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Calanthe Photos by J B Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name or Meaning The Yellow Calanthe variety Red

Flower Size .68" [1.7 cm]

Found in Java in primary forests at elevations of 1550 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with close set pseudobulbs carrying 3 to 4, plicate, dark green, shiny, lanceolate, acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the mid winter through mid spring on an axillary, 80" [2 meters] long, shortly pubescent, to 30 flowered inflorescence with recurved, linear, acute floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Calanthe Clayton & Cribb 2013 drawing/photo fide;