Calanthe simplex Seidenf. 1975 SUBGENUS Preptanthe

Photo by The BGO Plant Database Website

Another Inflorescence Photo by Thai Rare Orchids Website

TYPE Drawing Drawing by Seidenfaden

Common Name The Modest Calanthe - in China Chi banxia ji lan

Flower Size 1.2 [3 cm]

Found in southwestern Yunnan China and Thailand, in mixed forests at elevations of 2400 to 2600 meters as a small medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with annually deciduous , cylindrical pseudobulbs enveloped by leaf sheaths and carrying leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, peduncle to 16" [40 cm] long, rachis to 4.8" [12 cm] long, 12 to 15 flowered inflorescence with persistent, broadly ovate, longer than the ovary floral bracts.

CAUTION The photo just is not good enough to be sure that this determination is correct so please use with caution!


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Orchid Genera in Thailand I Calanthe Seidenfadden 1975 drawing fide to drawing; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Genus Calanthe Clayton & Cribb 2013