Onagaebine

Calanthe masuca

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  • Onagaebine
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  • Onagaebine
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  • Onagaebine
  • Onagaebine
  • Onagaebine
  • Flower name
    Onagaebine
  • Scientific name
    Calanthe masuca
  • Alias夏エビネ, 尾長海老根, Calanthe
  • Place of originJapan
  • Place of floweringOkinawa
  • Flowering seasonJuly, August

What is Onagaebine

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.


  • Eye
    Asparagales
  • Family
    Orchidaceae
  • Genus
    Calanthe
  • Species
    C. masuca
  • 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 perennial
  • Flower colorsPink
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height50.0 ~ 80.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower1.5 ~ 1.5 cm

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