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    Ebine @ Kyoto Botanical Garden
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    Ebine @ Kyoto Botanical Garden
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    Ebine @ Kyoto Botanical Garden
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    Ebine @ Kyoto Botanical Garden
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    Ebine @ Kyoto Botanical Garden
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    Ebine @ Ashikaga Flower Park

Basic information

Flower Name
Formal Name
Calanthe discolor
Calanthe, Ebine
Japan , cultivars
perennial plant


What is Ebine

Ebine , scientific name:Calanthe discolor , is a perennial plant of the orchidaceae department of calanthe genus native to Japan. It grows on the ground wild orchids. Hokkaido-distributed in Okinawa Japan, Korea and China. 20-60 cm in height, large oblong leaves. Spring scape stretch, a number of small flowers. With a wide variety of flower colors and flowers consists of sepals and side petals and Labellum. Bloom anniversary spring many blooming varieties, flowering will be four to five months. Flower name depends on the rhizomes look like shrimp. Japan bonsai enthusiasts are diehard fans. Calanthe southern type onagaebine (tail long ebine). 

Common name: Ebine,Scientific name:Calanthe discolor , aka:Calanthe ,Origin: Japan ,Habitat: Hokkaido-Okinawa Japan, Korean peninsula, China ,life type: perennial ,grass length: 20-60 cm ,the leaf color: green , leaf shape : oblong , big and vein , The number of the leaves: 2-3 pieces, a leaf edge:without jaggedness , right and left generic name flower, gamopetalous corolla, flower stalk head: 30-40cm, a corolla: orchid form, anthesis: for from April to May, it is a color of a flower: various, flower diameter: 1-2cm, the constitution of the flower: sepals and side petals, lip valve , applications: bonsai, potted plants, garden planted, flower name comes from: the rhizomes look like shrimp species, note: an entomophilous flower.

Ebyne ( scientific name: Calanthe discolor) is native to Japan Orchids department Ebina genus perennials . It is a wild run that grows on the ground, not on trees. It is distributed from Hokkaido to Okinawa in Japan, the Korean Peninsula, China. The plant height is 20 to 60 cm, and several large oval leaves are attached. In spring, it attaches many small orchid shaped flowers to the flower arrangement extending from flower stem. Flower color is various, flowers are composed of sepals, side petals, lip valve. Although it blooms annually, there are many spring-bloom varieties, flowering season is from April to May. The origin of the flower name depends on the shape of the rhizome looking like shrimp. There are persistent fans in Japanese bonsai lovers. Further information is here → Ebine. i> Onium ebine (Tail elder honeymoon).

Generic name: Ebyne, Scientific name: Calanthe discolor, aka: Calanthe, Ebine, Place of Origin: Japan, Korea Peninsula, China, Habitat distribution: From Hokkaido to Japan in Okinawa, the Korean Peninsula, China, environment: forest floor of low mountain, etc. Living type: perennials, several spherical pseudobulbs connected underneath in the basement, grass length: 20 to 60 cm, single leaves , Leaf color: green, leaf shape: large elliptical shape with leaf vein, number of leaves: 2 to 3 leaves: all edges, left and right generic flowers, joint flower cord, flower stem length: 30 to 40 cm, flower crown: run shape, blooming Period: April - May, flower color: variety, flower diameter: 1 to 2 cm, flower composition: calyx, side petal, lip valve, use: bonsai, potted plant, garden plant, note: insect flowers.

Detailed information

C. discolor
Flower language
In love with a humble ()
Flower type
Zygomorphic Flower
Flower array
Racemous Inflorescence
Petal shape
Leaf type
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
cultivated variety BonsaiPot flower
Red, Pink, Brown, Green, Orange, Yellow, Cream, White
20 ~ 60 [cm]
1 ~ 2

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