Calanthe triplicata (Willemet) Ames
Ames, O. (1907) Philippine Journal of Science C. Botany 2: 326. Type: ?.
Orchis triplicata Willem., Ann. Bot. 18: 52(1796), Type: Amboyne, Rumphius s.n.; holo: Presumed lost; neo: illust. in Rumphius. Fide Clements, M. A. (1989) Catalogue of Australian Orchids. Calanthe veratrifolia var. australis Lindl., Folia Orchidacea: sub. Calanthe: 8(1854), Type: Australia, in the Illawarra district, South of Port Jackson
Occasionally flowers and fruits as a shrub about 1 m tall, frequently flowers when smaller.
Leaves lanceolate, borne on a pseudobulb at ground level and then enlarging. Leaf blades about 25-90 x 6-11.5 cm, gradually tapering to the sheathing base. Venation longitudinal and parallel with about 6-9 veins more prominent than the rest.
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Distribution and Ecology
Occurs in CYP, NEQ and southwards as far as south-eastern New South Wales. Altitudinal range in CYP and NEQ from 700-1250 m. Usually grows in the more open areas in upland and mountain rain forest particularly in rocky situations. Also occurs in Asia, Malesia and the Pacific islands.
This showy terrestrial orchid is commonly cultivated by enthusiasts and in shaded parts of the garden.
Herb (herbaceous or woody, under 1 m tall)
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)