Calanthe nankunensis Z.H.Tsi 1981 SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Vernae

Drawing by Liu Chunrong and The E Flora Website

Common Name The Nankun Calanthe - In China Nan Kun Xia Ji Lan

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in southern Guangdong province of China in shady places along valleys as a medium sized terrestrial with subglobose, small pseudobulbs carrying 2, not well developed at blooming, not deciduous, elliptic, abaxially densely puberulent, acuminate to acute, petiolate-like base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, axillary, to 22" [55 cm] long, densely puberulent, rachis to 1.6" [4 cm] long, usually to 6 to 7 flowered inflorescence with persistent narrowly lanceolate, sparsely puberulent, acuminate floral bracts carrying white flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven and Duyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven and Duyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Genus Calanthe Clayton & Cribb 2013