Calanthe dominyi Lindl. 1858

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 Warm Cool LATESpring

Common Name or Meaning Dominy's Calanthe [English Gardner for Veitch 1800's] - in China Bai Hua Chang Ju Xia Ji Lan

Flower Size .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm]

Found in Japan, the Ryukyu Islands, southeastern China and Taiwan as a natural hybrid between C mascua and C triplicate in forests at elevations of 500 to 1300 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with very small, pseudobulbs completely enveloped by leaf sheath bases carrying 5 to 8, well developed and spreading at antithesis, not deciduous, glabrous, sometimes with hairs on veins, acute to acuminate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring on an axillary, erect, peduncle puberulent, provided with 2 sterile bracts, 10 to 14" [25 to 35 cm] long, rachis 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm] long, subdensely 10 to 20 flowered inflorescence with persistent, lanceolate, glabrous, acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009;