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Calanthe arcuata Arched Inflorescence Calanthe


Arched Inflorescence Calanthe, Calanthe arcuata


Calanthe arcuata Rolfe 1896 Photo by Japan Orchid Website

Common Name The Arched Inflorescence Calanthe - In China Hu Ju Xia Ji Lan

Flower Size 1.2 to 1.4" [3 to 3.4 cm]

Found in southern China in humus rich and moist places or in rocks covered with soil and leaf litter at elevations of 1400 to 3100 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with small, conical, pseudobulbs carrying 3 to 4, narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, to narrow lanceolate leaves taht blooms in the spring through early fall on an erect, usually solitary, 12 to 20" [30 to 50 cm] long, densely short hairy, racemose, usually laxly 10 flowered inflorescence

CAUTION There seems to be two distinct types of this species, I have included a photo of each above but I am not positive that the determination is correct for both.

Synonyms Calanthe arcuata var. brevifolia Z.H.Tsi 1981; Calanthe caudatilabella Hayata 1914; Calanthe puberula var. caudatilabellata (Hayata) M.Hiroe 1971