Calanthe fugongensis X.H.Jin & S.C.Chen 2007 publ. 2008 SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Vernae

Photo by Jin Xiaohua


Drawing by The Konstgrepp Website

Cold LATERspring

Common Name The Fugong Calanthe [A Town in western Yunnan China] - In China Fu gong xia ji lan

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in western Yunnan province of China in montane evergreen forests at elevations of 2400 to 3000 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with conic pseudobulbs carrying 3 to 4, not well developed at blooming, not deciduous, plicate, elliptic-lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, acuminate, glabrous, margins slightly undulate, gradually narrowing into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later spring on a terminal, erect finely puberulent, rachis to 12" [30 cm] long, overall to 20" [to 50 cm] long, to 20 flowered inflorescence with persistent, membraneous, lanceolate, glabrous, acute floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; The Genus Calanthe Clayton & Cribb 2013 drawing/photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;