Calanthe fargesii Finet 1900


Another Angle

Photos by China Plant Photo Website

Cool Summer

Common Name Farge's Calanthe [English Missionary and Plant collector 1800's] - In China Tian Fu Xia Ji Lan

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Gansu, Guizhou, Sichuan provinces of China in damp places in forests at elevations of 1300 to 1700 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with small pseudobulbs enveloped partially by sheaths and carrying 4 to 5, plicate, narrowly oblong, acute, not deciduous, gradually narrowing into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on an axillary, densely puberulous, rachis to 8" [20 cm] long, overall to 26" [to 65 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence with persistent, narrowly lanceolate, glabrous, acute floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; The Genus Calanthe Clayton & Cribb 2013 drawing/photo fide;