Calanthe clavata Lindl. 1833 SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Styloglossum

Photo by Akaradet L. and Save Bird Website

Opening Inflorescence Showing deciduous floral bracts

Photo by Aroana Website

Part shadeWarm CoolFall

Common Name The Short Spurred Calanthe - In China Bang Ju Xia Ji Lan

Flower Size .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm]

Found in southern Chian, Taiwan, Assam, Bangladesh, eastern Himalayas, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam in dense forests and along valleys at elevations of 800 to 1300 meters as a medium to large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with small pseudobulbs enveloped by leaf sheaths and carrying 2 to 3, narrowly elliptic, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a lateral, usually solitary, erect, to 16" [40 cm] long, racemose, successively many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Alismorkis clavata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Calanthe clavata var. malipoensis Z.H.Tsi 1981; Styloglossum clavatum ( Lindl. ) T.Yukawa & P.J.Cribb 2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 29 Nr 2 Seidenfaden 1975 drawing fide; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing ok; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Native Orchids of China in Colour Chen, Tsi and Luo 1999 photo good; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo good; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing good; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 7 2011 drawing good [does not show 2 keels on lip which are clearly evident in the photo above]; The Genus Calanthe Clayton & Cribb 2013 drawing good; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;