~Calanthe kawakamii Hayata 1911 - See Calanthe sieboldii Decne. ex Regel 1868 Photos by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website.

Common Name Kawakami's Calanthe

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

A beautiful terrestrial with 2 to 3 broad elliptic 8" evergreen leaves per growth, 18" spikes emerge from the center of the new growths carrying up to 20 bright yellow flowers, the 2" blooms are well-rounded and fully shaped, early spring bloomer, strong lemony fragrance. Found in Taiwan as a cool to cold growing terrestial that blooms in the spring.

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