Calanthe okinawensis Hayata 1911 SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Calanthe SERIES Sylvatica

Plant and Flowers Photos by Takato Natsui and his Dr Summer's Japanese Orchid Website


Common Name The Okinawa Calanthe - In Japan Ryukyu ebine

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

Found in Okinawa and Tanegashima Of the Ryukyu Islands of Japan at low elevations in montane forests as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with small, clustered pseudobulbs carrying 3 to 7, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, many nerved, glabrous to sparsely pubescent, gradually attenuate into the sheathed petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late winter through summer on a slender, pubescent, rachis 2 to 2.4" [5 to 6 cm] long, distinctly , laxly several to many flowered inflorescence with obtuse-ovate, clasping, well spaced bracts.

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


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