Calanthe tsiana Y.Q.Chen, J.W.Zhai & S.R.Lan 2020 SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Vernae

Photos by YAN-QIONG CHEN, YA-TING ZHU, HUI ZHONG, ZE-XIN LI, ZHONG-JIAN LIU, JUN-WEN ZHAI & SI-REN LAN and Calanthe tsiana, a new orchid species from China (Epidendroideae: Collabieae): evidence from morphological and molecular analyses Website

Partial Shade Cool Winter

Common Name or Meaning Tsi's Calanthe [Honoring Zhan-huo Tsi, Chinese botanist who devoted his life to orchidology 2001]

Flower Size .8 to 1" [2 to 2,5 cm]

Found in Yunnan province of China in forests at elevations around 1560 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with ovate to conical pseudobulbs carrying 2, oblong to elliptic, incompletetly spreading and convolute at antithesis, contracted below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on an axillary, erect, 8.8" [22 cm] long, pubescent, rachis 3.2 to 4" [8 to 10 cm] long, laxly 4 to 11 flowered inflorescence with oblong-lanceolate, white, shorter than the ovary floral bracts

"In morphological comparisons, C. tsiana is similar to C. arisanensis, but it differs in having subspatulate petals and falcateobovate lateral lobes of lip with one ridge on the disk. The phylogenetic analyses based on nuclear ribosomal ITS and plastid DNA (rbcL, matK and trnL-trnF) place C. tsiana with C. arisanensis as sister species and support C. tsiana as a new species." YAN-QIONG CHEN, YA-TING ZHU, HUI ZHONG, ZE-XIN LI, ZHONG-JIAN LIU, JUN-WEN ZHAI & SI-REN LAN 2020

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Phytotaxa 428[1]:67-72 Calanthe tsiana, a new orchid species from China (Epidendroideae: Collabieae): evidence from morphological and molecular analyses YAN-QIONG CHEN, YA-TING ZHU, HUI ZHONG, ZE-XIN LI, ZHONG-JIAN LIU, JUN-WEN ZHAI & SI-REN LAN 2020

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