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

LATE THROUGH

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

Synonyms

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

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