Calanthe alleizettii Gagnep. 1950 SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Vernae

Photo by Jin Xiaohua

Newly openingInflorescence

Photo by Ngo Clan Orchids Website


Drawing by Seidenfadden and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Alleizett's Calanthe - In China Chang Bing Xia Ji Lan

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Yunnan province of China and Vietnam in montane forests in limestone areas at elevations around 200 to 400 [1000 to 1700 meters China] meters as a large sized, hot growing terrestrial with obscure, conic pseudobulbs enveloped by basal leaf sheaths and carrying 2, well developed at blooming, plicate, 5 veined, oblanceolate to lanceolate, acute to acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that bloooms in the summer on an erect, axillary, 8 to 12" [20 to 30 cm] long, 10 flowered inflorescence with persistent, narrowly lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.

The references to China may be in error, at this time I am not sure of which species they may pertain to.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos hmm; The Genus Calanthe Clayton & Cribb 2013 drawing/photo fide