Calanthe coreana Nakai 1914 SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Vernae Photo by The Doopedia Photo Community Website


Common Name The Korean Calanthe

Flower Size 1.4 to 1.6" [3.5 to 4 cm]

Found on the island of Jeju-Do Korea in forests at unspecified elevations as a medium to large sized, cold growing terrestrial with small pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3, broadly elliptic, elongate petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring and early summer on an erect, glabrous, rachis to 2.4 to 6" [6 to 15 cm] long, overall 16 to 20" [40 to 50 cm] long, usually more than 10 flowered inflorescence with small, lanceolate, persistent floral bracts.

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution!


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Calanthe Clayton & Cribb 2013