Cremastra unguiculata (Finet) Finet 1897

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Takato NATSU from Japan and his Japan Orchids Page

Full shadeColdSpring

Common Name The Clawed Cremastra - In Japan - Token-ran - In China Ban Ye Du Juan Lan

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Jianxzi province of China, Japan, the Ryukyus and Korea in mixed forests at elevations of 900 to 1000 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with globose, jointed pseudobulbs enveloped by scarious sheaths and carrying 2, apical, plicate, ovate to ovate-elliptic to lanceolate-elliptic, acute leaves that blooms in the spring on a scapose, erect, 10 to 16" [25 to 40 cm] long, loosely several flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Oreorchis unguiculata Finet 1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Southern Ryukyu Islands Garay & Sweet 1974 Drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 25 1520 - 1584 Brieger 1991 drawing fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;