Calanthe succedanea Gagnep.1931 SUBGENUS Preptanthe

Side View of Flower

Plant and Flowers Photos by Photo by L.Y.Th. Westra from the Orchis project website

Another Flower color and smaller lobes on lip Photos by Art Vogel

Part shadeHotTo WarmLATER Fall Winter

Common Name The ? Calanthe

Flower Size .68" [1.7 cm]

Found in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos along tributaries to the Mekong at elevations of 200 to 1000 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing orchid with clusterd, longly pyramidal, 4 to 5 annular ringed pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 3, lanceolate, attenuate-acute, membraneous, plicate, 5 to 7 nerved, narrwoing into petiolate base leaves that blooms without leaves in the later fall and winter on a lateral to the pseudobulb, soft pubescent, 7.2 to 12" [18 to 30 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence with 3 spathe like, acuminate bracts with long weak hairs.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Orchid Genera in Thailand I Calanthe Seidenfadden 1975 drawing fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; The Genus Calanthe Clayton & Cribb 2013 photo hmm