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This species is accepted, and its native range is Papua New Guinea (Normanby Island) to SW. Pacific.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Bismarck Archipelago, Fiji, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Samoa, Santa Cruz Is., Solomon Is., Tonga, Vanuatu, Wallis-Futuna Is.

Calanthe hololeuca Rchb.f. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Hunt, P.F. [2046], Solomon Is. 28781.000
Solomon Is. 32481.000
Solomon Is. 50045.000
Wickison, S. [45], Solomon Is. 50887.000
Wickison, S. [124], Solomon Is. 52093.000
Seemann, B.C. [607], Fiji K000829057
Vaupel, F. [358], Samoa Calanthe vaupeliana K000829059

First published in B.Seemann, Fl. Vit.: 298 (1868)

Accepted by

  • Clayton, D. & Cribb, P. (2013). The Genus Calanthe: 1-411. Natural history publications (Borneo), Kota Kinabalu.
  • Cribb, P.J. & Whistler, W.A. (2011). The Orchids of Tonga, Niue, and the Cook islands Lankesteriana 11: 96-177.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Morat, P. & Veillon, J.-M. (1985). Contributions à la conaissance de la végétation et de la flore de Wallis et Futuna Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle. Section B, Adansonia 7: 259-329.
  • Nakajima, M. & Ohba, H. (2011). A synopsis of Calanthe section Styloglossum Malesian Orchid Journal 7: 5-34.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Clayton, D. & Cribb, P. (2013). The Genus Calanthe: 1-411. Natural history publications (Borneo), Kota Kinabalu.
  • Ormerod, P. (2015). Papuasian Orchid studies 5 Malesian Orchid Journal 16: 49-72.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0