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Calanthe lyroglossa Lute-Shaped Lip Calanthe

 

Lute-Shaped Lip Calanthe, Calanthe lyroglossa

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Calanthe lyroglossa Rchb.f. 1878 SECTION Styloglossum Photos courtesy of Peter O'Byrne, André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Fragrance Full Shade Hot Warm Summer Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Lute-Shaped Lip Calanthe - in Japan - Rengio-ebine - Riukiu-ebine - In China Nan Fang Xia Ji Lan

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in China, Japan, Taiwan, India, Myanamar, Thailand, Vietnam, Borneo, Java, Malaysia and the Philippines in lower montane forests at elevations of 700 to 1300[1900] meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing epiphytic orchid with oblong-lanceolate, gradually narrwowing below intothe petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a stout, erect, 18" [45 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence and has many lanceolate, acute bracts and deciduous floral bracts with all the small, fragrant flowers held in the apical third

Synonyms Alismorchis lyroglossa (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Calanthe nephroidea Gagnep. 1951

 

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