Calanthe densiflora Lindl.1833 SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Styloglossum Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another Flower Photo by Langfu Wang and My Flowers Website

Plant and Flower

Flowers Photo by Admiral Schnitz and his P-base Orchid Photo Site

Drawing Photo by Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz Drawing from "The Orchids of the Sikkim-Himalaya" King And Pantling

Part shade CoolColdFall

Common Name The Densely Flowered Calanthe - In China Mi Hua Xia Ji Lan

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in northeastern India, Bhutan, Myanmar, China, Taiwan and Vietnam in broad leaved mixed forests and along streamsides and valleys at elevations of 1000 to 3000 meters as a medium to just large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a wavy, fusiform, fibrous rhizome with roots widely spaced and giving rise to 2 to 3, plicate, prominently 5 veined below, narrowly elliptic to oblong-elliptic, acute to acuminate, narrowing into the grooved petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall arising from the apex of the rhizome, short, globose-corymbose to cylindric, 4 to 8.4" [10 to 21 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence enveloped by tubular, inflated, avate, acute sheaths and carrying cauducous, elliptic-lanceolate, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Alismorchis densiflora (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Calanthe kazuoi Yamam.1930; Phaius epiphyticus Seidenf. 1985; Styloglossum densiflorum ( Lindl. ) T.Yukawa & P.J.Cribb 2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 4 1958 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Arunachal Preadesh Hegde 1984 photo ok; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 as Phaius epiphyticus; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing fide; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Maountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo plant only; 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 ok; The Genus Calanthe Clayton & Cribb 2013 drawing/photo good; A Century of New Orchid Records in Bhutan Royal Government of Bhutan 2017 drawing/photo fide