Calanthe labrosa (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. 1883 SUBGENUS Preptanthe

Photo by The Chinese Virtual Herbarium Website


Drawing by Seidenfaden and The Swiss Orchid Foundation a tthe Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Lip-Like Calanthe - In China Hu Lu Jing Xia Ji Lan

Flower Size .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm]

Found in southern Yunnan province of China, Myanmar and Thailand in broad leafed evergreen forests at elevations of 800 to 1200 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with close set, ovoid to ovoid-conical, constricted in the middle, 4 to 6 angled pseudobulbs and carrying 2 to 3, elliptic, deciduous leaves that blooms in the fall on a lateral, densely white villous, to 11.2" [to 28 cm] long, racemose, sparsely, successively 3 to 10 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Alismorchis labrosa (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Calanthidium labrosum (Rchb.f.) Pfitzer 1888; *Limatodis labrosa Rchb.f 1879

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Orchid Genera in Thailand I Calanthe Seidenfadden 1975 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas Liferung #14 820 - 880 1984 drawing fide; 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; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; The Genus Calanthe Clayton & Cribb 2013; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;