Flower Database

Onagaebine

Basic information
Flower Name
Onagaebine
Formal Name
Calanthe masuca
Alias
夏エビネ, 尾長海老根, Calanthe
Habitat
Japan
Morph
Evergreen perennial
Comment
Onaga ebine, scientific name: Calanthe masuca, is evergreen perennial plant of the Orchidaceae Ebine genus growing wild in Okinawa and Amami. A native is an orchid to have and grows in colonies and blooms in the forest floor under the broad leaf. The interval of the big leaf produces a slim flower stalk in summer and lengthens raceme from the tip and starts lips form flower and a spur of the purple ,red or pink. It is called Summer ebine.Also, crane orchid may be called Summer Ebine, too. It has decreased by environmental deterioration and is considered to be endangered II of Ministry of the Environment (VU).
General name : Onaga ebine, scientific name: Calanthe masuca, Another name: Summer Ebine, Calanthe, habitation distribution: Amami Oshima, Tokunoshima ,Okinawa, Yakushima, Miyazaki, Southeast Asia, Australia, Environment in Japan: forest floor under the broad leaf ,plant height: 50-80cm, false corm form: Orbicularity, a leaf color: green, leaf shape: long oval, the number of leaves: 4-5 pieces, the leaf head: 30-60cm, anthesis: For from July to August, color of a flower: A peach, purple-red, the petal head: 1.5cm, flower shape: lips form, the spur head: 2.5cm, remarks: Scale insect.
Detailed information
Order
Asparagales
Family
Orchidaceae
Genus
Calanthe
Species
C. masuca
Flower type
Zygomorphic Flower
Flower array
Racemous Inflorescence
Petal shape
Orchid
Leaf type
Oblong
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
Okinawa
Color
Red, Pink
Season
Jul Aug
Height
50  ~ 80  [cm]
Diameter
1.5  ~ 1.5