Collabium chinensis (Rolfe) T. Tang & F.T. Wang 1977

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Common Name or Meaning The Chinese Collabium - In China Wen Lan

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in south Fujian, south Guangdong, south Guangxi, Hainan, southeastern Xizang, and southeastern Yunnan provinces of China, Hong Kong, Laos and Taiwan in dense forests or along valleys in damp rocky areas at elevations of 400 to 2000 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial is with well spaced, petiole like, terete pseudobulb with a long tubular sheath and carrying a single, ovate to oblong-lanceolate, thickly chartaceous, undulate margins, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, basal, terminal, racemose, 2.8 to 5.6" [7 to 14 cm] long, laxly 4 to 9 flowered inflorescence with large showy flowers.

Synonyms Chrysoglossum robinsonii Ridl. 1915; Collabiopsis chinensis (Rolfe) S.S.Ying 1990; Collabiopsis uraiensis (Fukuy.) S.S.Ying 1977; Collabium balansae (Gagnep.) Tang & F.T.Wang 1951; Collabium uraiense Fukuy 1934; *Nephelaphyllum chinense Rolfe 1896; Tainia balansae Gagnep. 1932; Tainia chinensis (Rolfe) Gagnep. 1932

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as Chrysoglossum robinsonii; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections as Chrysoglossum robinsonii drawing good; Opera Botanica #72 Orchid Genera in Thailand XI Cymbidiaeae Seidenfaden 1983 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas Liferung #14 820 - 880 1984; Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas Liferung #14 820 - 880 1984 as Chrysoglossum robisonii; Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas Liferung #14 820 - 880 1984 as Tainia balansae; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Orchid Monographs Vol 8 Van der Burgh & De Vogel 1997 drawing fide; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #11 2010 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Atlas of Wild Orchids in Hainan Island, China Shenyan and Junmei 2010 photo plant only; The Wild Orchids of Hong Kong Barretto, Cribb and Gale 2011 drawing/photo ok; Turczaninowia 16(4):26-46 NEW AND RARE ORCHIDS (ORCHIDACEAE) IN THE FLORA OF CAMBODIA AND LAOS Averyanov 2013 ; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;

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