Calanthe yuksomnensis Lucksom 1998 SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Vernae Photo courtesy of The Daily Green Website.

Fragrance Part shade Cool LATERSpring

Common Name The Yoksam Calanthe [A region of western Sikkim]

Flower Size 1 1/4" to 1.7" [3.3 to 4.2 cm]

Found in western Sikkim and Bhutan on the forest floor at elevations of 1400 to 1800 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 3, elliptic-lanceolate, acute, channeled petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later spring on an erect, peduncle 4.8 to 10.4" [12 to 26 cm] long, rachis 2 to 2.8" [5 to 7 cm] long, terete, puberulous, overall 8 to 13.4" [20 to 33 cm] long, 2 to 10 flowered inflorescence with a single lanceolate bract and lanceolate floral bracts and carrying mildly fragrant flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; The Genus Calanthe Clayton & Cribb 2013 drawing fide; A Century of New Orchid Records in Bhutan Royal Government of Bhutan 2017 drawing/photo fide