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Calanthe hololeuca Completely White Calanthe


Completely White Calanthe, Calanthe hololeuca


Calanthe hololeuca Rchb.f. 1868 Photos by Edouard Faria

Common Name The Completely White Calanthe - In Samoa - Okeki

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in the Bismark Archipelago, Solomon Islands, Santa Cruz Islands, Wallis & Futna, Tonga, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Fiji and Samoa in rainforests at elevations of 260 to 600 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with hidden pseduobulbs carrying plicate, distichous, lanceoalte, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on a lateral from the base of the pseusobulb, erect, 16" [to 40 cm] long, densely to subdensely many flowered inflorescence with deciduous, white bracts enveloping the peduncle.

Synonyms Calanthe neocaledonica Rendle 1921; Calanthe neohibernica Schltr. 1905; Calanthe vaupeliana Kraenzl.1909