Christmas orchid

summer orchis

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    Christmas orchid @ Amami-Oshima
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    Christmas orchid @ Amami-Oshima
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    Christmas orchid @ Amami-Oshima
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    Christmas orchid @ Amami-Oshima

Basic information

Flower Name
Christmas orchid
Formal Name
Calanthe furcata
Alias
Habitat
Japan, China, Australia
Morph
Evergreen plant

Comment

What is Christmas orchid

Christmas orchid (scientific name: Calanthe triplicata) summer in Okinawa, Amami, raceme inflorescence from plenty of white et al's orchidaceae department calanthe belonging to lip-shaped florets evergreen perennial. Clumps in the understory of hardwood forest below the ground orchids, blooms. Flowers are orchid type, lip is three-lobed, split two central lobes. At the base of the flower is yellow or red bumps. Leaves behind hair. Onagaebine, as well as also called summer calanthe calanthe blooms during the summer so. Flower name depends on the Orchid plant, which resembles a crane flower appearance. And reduction in environmental degradation, extinction endangered II (VU) and the Ministry of the environment. 

Common name: Christmas orchid, scientific name: Calanthe triplicata、synomim:Calanthe furcata, aka: summer calanthe, Habitat: from Amami to Oshima Island, Tokunoshima Island, Okinawa, Yakushima Island, Miyazaki Prefecture in Japan, Southeast Asia and Australia, Environment: in the understory of hardwood forest below ground students. Living type: Evergreen perennial plant 50-80 cm, fake bulb shape: spherical, leaf color: green, leaf: oblong, leaf number: 3 ~ 6 images, leaf length: 30-60 cm, leaf margin: entire, inflorescence shape: racemes and flowering: 7-10 months, color: white, petal length:1.5cm, long distance:2.5cm, the lip is three-lobed and the Central lobed places 2-tear the flower base flower, yellow or red bumps further remarks: axil, Environment Ministry threatened endangered II (VU)

Detailed information

Order
Asparagales
Family
Orchidaceae
Genus
Calanthe
Species
C.furcata
Flower language
Silence ()
Flower type
Zygomorphic Flower
Flower array
Racemous Inflorescence
Petal shape
Orchid
Leaf type
Oblong
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
Okinawa Pot flower
Color
Cream, White
Season
JulAugSepOct
Height
50 ~ 80 [cm]
Diameter
3 ~ 4

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