Calanthe petelotiana Gagnep. 1932 SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Monophylla Clayton/Cribb 2013


Photo/drawing by The E Flora Website


Common Name Petelot's Calanthe [French Original Collector of species earlier 1900's] - In China Yuan Chun Xia Ji Lan

Flower Size 1.4" [3.6 cm]

Found in northwestern Guizhou and southeastern Yunnan provinces of China as well as northern Vietnam in damp shady places in montane forests at elevations around 1500 to 1700 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with very small pseudsobulbs enveloped by leaf sheaths carrying an erect, oblanceolate, subacute, shortly pubescent abaxially, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, arising from the leaf axil, shortly pubescent, 8 to 8.8" [20 to 22 cm] long, rachis 2.4 to 4.8" [6 to 12 cm] long, to 10 flowered inflorescence with persistent, lanceolate, shortly pubescent floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven Deyuan 2010 drawing good; The Genus Calanthe Clayton & Cribb 2013 drawing/photo good