Calanthe hattorii Schltr. 1906 SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Calanthe

Plant and Flowers Photos by Takato NATSU

Part shadeColdSummer

Common Name Hattori's Calanthe -in Japan Asahi-Ebine

Flower Size .88" [2.2 cm]

Found in the Bonin Islands of Japan in forests as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with moderately thick, pubesent stems carrying plicate, spreading, elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a terminal, soft, peduncle very finely pubescent, 6 to 20" [15 to 50 cm] long, rachis to 16" [409 cm] long, laxly 10 to15 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, sheathing bracts and lanceolate acute, erect and spreading floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 44 #9 1975; Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas Liferung #14 820 - 880 1984; The Genus Calanthe Clayton & Cribb 2013 Drawing fide;