Calanthe limprichtii Schltr.1922

SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Vernae Photo courtesy of Orchid Society Of China Website

Common Name Limpricht's Calanthe [German Plant Collector in Asia 1900's] - In China Kai Chun Xia Ji Lan

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in central Sichuan China in forests at elevations around 1500 meters as a large sized, cool growing terrestrial with subconic, very small pseudobulbs with 2 to 3 sheaths and carrying 2 to 3, well developed and speading at blooming, not deciduous, elliptic, glabrous, acuminate apically, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms on an erect, puberulent, laxly many flowered inflorescence with persistent, lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination as none of the references have drawings or good photos so please use with caution!


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo not; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven Deyuan 2009; The Genus Calanthe Clayton & Cribb 2013 photo hmm;