Calanthe reflexa

Family Orchidaceae
Subfamily Epidendroideae
Tribe Collabieae
Scientific name Calanthe reflexa Maximowicz
Synonyms Alismorchis reflexa (Maximowicz) Kuntze; Calanthe puberula Lindley var. reflexa (Maximowicz) M. Hiroe; Paracalanthe reflexa (Maximovicz) Kudô
Common name (Japanese common name) natsu ebine (ナツエビネ, 夏海老根 [meaning: summer ebine (ebine = Calanthe discolor)])
(English common name) none
Distribution (Japan) Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu
(Other nations) Korea
Habitat Mountane wet forest.
Chromosomal number 2n=40
Description Leaves 10-30cm long, 3-8cm wide. Scapes 20-40cm tall. Flowers pale purple sepals 13-18mm long, lips 7-10mm wide, flowering in August. Terrestrial. Perennial plants.
Note Calanthe puberula has longer lip petal than Calanthe reflexa.
Underside of leaf of Calanthe puberula var. okushirensis is hairy. Calanthe reflexa has no hair.

August 2006
at my home
August 2006
at my home
August 2006
at my home

April 2009
at my home
June 2009
at my home

November 2009
at Tsukuba Botanical Garden