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 ; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 29 Nr 2 Seidenfaden 1975 as C angusta drawing good; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 The Genus Calanthe Clayton & Cribb 2013 drawing/photo fide;

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