Christmas orchid

Calanthe furcata

summer orchis

  • Christmas orchid
  • Christmas orchid
  • Christmas orchid
  • Christmas orchid
  • Christmas orchid
  • Christmas orchid
  • Christmas orchid
  • Christmas orchid
  • Flower name
    Christmas orchid
  • Scientific name
    Calanthe furcata
  • Alias夏エビネ, 鶴蘭, Calanthe furcata
  • Place of originJapan, China, Australia
  • Place of floweringOkinawa, Potted flower
  • Flowering seasonJuly, August, September, October
  • Language of flowersSilence

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)


  • Eye
    Asparagales
  • Family
    Orchidaceae
  • Genus
    Calanthe
  • Species
    C.furcata
  • Type of flower
    Left-right symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Gross inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Orchid shape
  • Leaf type
    oblong
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeEvergreen plant
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height50.0 ~ 80.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower3.0 ~ 4.0 cm

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