Calanthe henryi Rolfe 1896 SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Vernae

Photo by The Albiflora Website

Common Name Henry's Calanthe [Irish Plant Collector in China 1800's] - In China Shu Hua Xia Ji Lan

Flower Size 1 to 1.2" [2.5 to 3 cm]

Found in Sichuan and Hubei provinces of China in evergreen broadleaved montane forests at elevations of 1600 to 2100 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with conical pseudobulbs enveloped by leaf sheaths and carrying 2 to 3, arising after flowering, elliptic to obovate-lanceolate, densely pubescent beneath leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, erect, 17.6" [to 44 cm] long, densely pubescent, racemose, several flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of China in Colour Chen, Tsi and Luo 1999 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing hmm; The Genus Calanthe Clayton & Cribb 2013 drawing/photo fide;