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.