Calanthe whiteana King & Pantl. 1846 SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Calanthe SERIES Calanthe Photo by Averyanov and The Hoa Lan Vietnam Website

Drawing Drawing by Liu Chunrong and Flora of China Website


Common Name White's Calanthe [English Woman Plant Collector in India 1800's] - In China Si Chuan Xia Ji Lan

Flower Size 3/4" [1.8 cm]

Found in the the eastern Himalayas, Assam, Myanmar and north and south western Sichuan province of China in forests and shrubby slopes at elevations of 1000 to 1800 meters as a large sized, cool growing terrestrial with conic pseudobulbs enveloped by leaf sheaths and carrying usually 3, not well developed at blooming, suberect, not deciduous, ensiform to narrowly oblong-oblanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate-like, pseudostem base leaves that blooms in the later spring on an erect, axillary, stout, puberulent, to 28" [to 70 cm] long, 10 to 20 flowered inflorescence with 1 to 2, tubular sheaths and persistent, reflexed, narrowly lanceolate, sparsely puberulent floral bracts.

Synonyms Calanthe wardii W.W.Sm. 1921

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Genus Calanthe Clayton & Cribb 2013 drawing/photo fide;