Calanthe lamellosa Rolfe 1896 SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Vernae Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer P-Base Orchid Photo Website


Common Name The Lamina Calanthe - In China Shen Chun Xia Ji Lan

Flower Size 1.4 to 1.6" [3.5 to 4 cm]

Found in north Guanxi, Hubei, Sichuan and western to southeastern Yunnan China in open scrub within forests and along streams at elevations of 1800 to 2300 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with ovoid, pointed, close set pseudobulbs carrying 3 to 4, oblong-elliptic, acuminate, the older ones petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later spring on a longer than the leaves to 12" [30 cm] long, the peduncle shorter than the puberulous rachis, laxly 15 to 20 flowered inflorescence with narrowly lanceolate, persistent, half as long as the ovary floral bracts carrying coconut scented flowers.

CAUTION Many references cite this species as a synonym of C brevicornu but it is a reddish to brownish tepaled species.

Synonyms Calanthe yunnanensis Rolfe 1903

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 as C brevicornu photo fide; Orchids of Huanglong Perner, Tang Si-Yuan 2007 as C brevicornu photos fide; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 as C brevicornu photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as C brevicornu; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 as C brevicornu photos fide; The Genus Calanthe Clayton & Cribb 2013 drawing/photo fide