Collabium chloranthum (Gagnep.) Seidenf. 1983 publ. 1984 Drawing by Nakajima and Schuitemann

Another Drawing Drawing by Seidenfaden

Full Shade Cool Cold Fall

Common Name The Green Collabium

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Lam Dong Vietnam in montane forests at elevations around 2000 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a non branching rhizome giving rise to alternating 1 terete, slender, bearing a leaf and one cylindrical bearing an inflorescence pseudobulbs the single leaf being lanceolate, acute, plicate, main nerved to 7, prominent beneath, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, peduncle [28 to 28] cm] long, rachis triangular,to 6 flowered inflorescene with reflexed ovate-oblong, acute, 3 nerved floral bracts and carrying wide opening flowers with several open at any one time.

Synonyms *Calanthe chlorantha Gagnep.1932; Chrysoglossum chloranthum (Gagnep.) Tang & F.T.Wang 1951; Collabiopsis chlorantha (Gagnep.) S.S.Ying 1990

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Opera Botanica #72 Orchid Genera in Thailand XI Cymbidiaeae Seidenfaden 1983 drawing good; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Orchid Monographs Vol 8 Van der Burgh & De Vogel 1997 drawing fide