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Calanthe zollingeri Zollinger's Calanthe

 

Zollinger's Calanthe, Calanthe zollingeri

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Calanthe zollingeri Rchb. f. 1857 SECTION Calanthe Photo courtesy of Donald Tan and his Webpage

Part sun Hot To Warm Fall

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 and Borneo in moist humus alongside rivers at elevations of 100 to 1250 meters as a large sized, hot to warm 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 and turn orange with age

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

Synonyms Calanthe mutabilis Ridl. 1903

 

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