Calanthe angustifolia (Blume) Lindl 1833 SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Styloglossum


Plant in situ Cameron Highlands Malaysia

Photos by David Kuehn


Common Name The Narrow Leafed Calanthe - In China Xia Ye Xia Ji Lan

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Malaysia, Java, the Philippines, Sumatra, Vietnam, Yunnan China and Taiwan in deep moss forests at elevations of 1000 to 2300 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a creeping rhizome and 3.6" [9 cm] between each pseudobulb carrying 5 to 6, linear-lanceolate, plicate, acuminate, acute, narrowing basally into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer and early fall on an axillary, terete, 4.4" [11 cm] long, few flowered, racemose inflorescence with three tubular bracts and a lanceolaate one towards the apex.

Synonyms Alismorkis angustifolia (Blume) Kuntze 1891; Alismorchis phajodes Kuntze 1891; *Amblyglottis angustifolia Blume 1825; Calanthe angustifolia var. flava Ridl. 1924; Calanthe angustifolia var. sumatrana Carr 1933; Calanthe phajoides Rchb.f. 1857; Calanthe pumila Fukuy. 1935; Calanthe striata var. pumila (Fukuy.) S.S.Ying 1977; Limodorum striatum Reinw. ex Hook.f. 1890; Styloglossum angustifolium ( Blume ) T.Yukawa & P.J.Cribb 2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 as C phajoides drawing fide; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857 as C phajodes; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing ok; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 2 Ames 1908; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchid Digest Vol 45 No 4 1981 photo ok; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; The Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb and Laurent 1992 drawing fide; Orchids of Malaya Segerback 1992 photos fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 7 2011 drawing fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo ok; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; The Genus Calanthe Clayton & Cribb 2013 drawing/photo good; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 17 2016 as Styloglossum angustifolium photo/drawing fide;