Calanthe griffithii Lindl. 1852 SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Vernae

Photo by The Naresh Swami - Puspamriga - The Flower Hunter Website

Cool Cold Spring EARLY Summer

Common Name Griffith's Calanthe [English Orchid Collector in India 1800's] - In China Ting mau xia ji lan

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Nepal, Bhutan, India, Yunnan and southeastern Xizhang provinces of China and Myanmar in evergreen broadleaved forests on wet banks in shady, moist locations at elevations of 1500 to 3000 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with conic pseudobulbs carrying 3 to 4, well developed at blooming, plicate, oblong or oblong-lanceolate, acute, contracting below into the cuneate, pseudostem base leaves that blooms in the spring through early fall on a terminal, stout, erect, densely pubescent, rachis to 7.6" [19 cm] long, overall to 66" [to 75 cm] long, sparsely many flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, abaxial surface sparsely pubescent floral bracts

Synonyms Alismorkis griffithii (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Calanthe anjanae Lucksom 1993 publ. 1994; *Calanthe plantaginea Griff. 1851; Calanthe tangmaiensis K.Y.Lang & Tateishi 1992

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; 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;