Calanthe ecarinata Rolfe ex Hemsl. 1892 SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Vernae

Drawing by Liu Chunrong and The E Flora Website


Common Name The Not Carinate Calanthe - In China Tian Quan Xia Ji Lan

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in western Sichuan province of China in shady montane forests at elevations of 1675 to 2500 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with conic, small pseudobulbs carrying 3 not well developed at blooming, not deciduous, obovate-oblong, slightly undulate margin, acute to obtuse, petiolate-like base leaves that blooms in the late spring on an erect, axillary, densely puberulent, rachis to 1.6" [4 cm] long, usually to 10 flowered inflorescence with persistent ovate-lanceolate, membraneous, glabrous, acuminate floral bracts carrying pale yellow flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven and Duyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven and Duyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Genus Calanthe Clayton & Cribb 2013