Calanthe simplex Seidenf. 1975 SUBGENUS Preptanthe Photo by The BGO Plant Database Website

Another Inflorescence Photo by Thai Rare Orchids Website

Common Name The Modest Calanthe

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!

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Orchid Genera in Thailand I Calanthe Seidenfadden 1975 drawing good; The Genus Calanthe Clayton & Cribb 2013

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