Calanthe sacculata Schltr. 1919

Photo by Shao Jianwen

Common Name The Small Sack Carrying Calanthe

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Chongqing and Guizhou provinces of China in forests at eleations around 1800 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with 3 basal, not deciduous, oval to elliptic glabrous, subacute apically, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, axillary, provided with 1 to 2 bract-like sheaths, puberrulent, 10 to 12" [25 to 30 cm] long, rachis laxly 4 to 6 flowered inflorescence with persistent, ovate, acuminate floral bracts

Synonyms Calanthe sacculata var. tchenkeoutinensis Tang & F.T.Wang 1951

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 as C mannii photo fide;