Calanthe odora Griff. 1851 SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Calanthe Photo by The Hoa Lan Vietnam Website

Hot Cool Spring EARLY Summer

Common Name The Scented Calanthe

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Assam, Bangladesh, the eastern Himalayas, Guangxi, Guizhou and Yunnan provinces of China, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam in broad-leaved forests or shady damp places on grassy slopes at elevations of 260 to 2000 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with subconical pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3, narrowly elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, contracted below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring and early summer on an erect, arising from the previous years leafless pseudobulb, shortly pubescent, rachis .8 to 2" [2 to 5 cm], densely few to many flowered inflorescence with persistent, ovate-lanceolate, abaxial surface with short hairs floral bracts.

Synonyms Alismorkis angusta (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Alismorkis odora (Griff.) Kuntze 1891; Alismorkis vaginata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Calanthe angusta Lindl. 1855; Calanthe angusta var. laeta Hand.-Mazz. 1921; Calanthe shweliensis W.W.Sm. 1921; Calanthe vaginata Lindl. 1855

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as C angusta drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 # 4 1958 as C angutata drawing fide; Botanisk Tidsserift 67: 76-127 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand IV Seidenfaden 1972 as C angusta drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 29 Nr 2 Seidenfaden 1975 as C angusta drawing good; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture vol 2 Pradhan 1979 as C angusta drawing fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994 as C angusta; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Turczaninowia 19 (3): 558 L. V. Averyanov1 , Khang Sinh Nguyen etal 2016 ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; The Genus Calanthe Clayton & Cribb 2013 drawing/photo fide;