Calanthe trifida Tang & F.T.Wang 1951 SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Vernae

Photos by MA Liang, CHEN Xinyan, SU Xiangxiu, LAN Siren, CHEN Shipin and The Chinese Journal of TRopical Crops Website

Partial Shade Cool LATER winter

Common Name or Meaning The Three Pointed Calanthe - in China Lie Ju Xia Ji Lan

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in southwestern Yunnan province of China and Myanmar in broad-leaved forests at elevations around 1700 meters as a large sized, cool growing terrestrial with short, subconic pseudobulbs enveloped by 2 to 3 sheaths and carrying 3, basal, well developed and pspreading at antithesis, not deciduous, elliptic, papery, 5 veined, acuminate, pseudopetiolate base leaves that blooms in the later winter on an axillary, densely puberulent towards the apex, rachis 12" [30 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence with persistent, lanceolate, acute, , much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; and The Chinese Journal of Tropical Crops Vol. 41 Issue (9): 1779-1782, Four New Records Species of Orchidaceae from Fujian Province MA Liang, CHEN Xinyan, SU Xiangxiu, LAN Siren, CHEN Shipin 2020 Photo Fide