Calanthe emeishanica K.Y.Lang & Z.H.Tsi 1982 SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Vernae

Photo by Wang Jin and The Nature Museum Website

Partial Shade Cool Cold Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Mt Emei Calanthe [A mountain in Sichuan province of China] - in China E mei Xia Ji Lan]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Sichuan province of China in broad-leaved forests at elevations around 2000 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with very small pseudobulbs enveloped by 2 sheaths and carrying 3 to 4, basal, well developed at antithesis, not deciduous, elliptic to oblong, shortly acuminate, pseudopetiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on an axillary, peduncle puberulent, 8" [20 cm] long, usually provided with 2 tubular sheaths, rachis 1.6" [4 cm] long, laxly few flowered inflorescence with persistent, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, half as long as the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009;