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Calanthe zollingeri Zollinger's Calanthe


Zollinger's Calanthe, Calanthe zollingeri


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