Calanthe davidii

Family Orchidaceae
Subfamily Epidendroideae
Tribe Collabieae
Scientific name Calanthe davidii Franchet
Synonyms Alismorkis pachystalix (Reichenbach f. ex J. D. Hooker) Kuntze; Calanthe bungoana Ohwi; Calanthe davidii Franchet var. bungoana (Ohwi) T. Hashimoto; Calanthe ensifolia Rolfe; Calanthe furcata Bateman ex Lindley forma matsudae (Hayata) M. Hiroe; Calanthe matsudae Hayata; Calanthe pachystalix Reichenbach f. ex Hooker f.
Common name (Japanese common name) tagane-ran (タガネラン, 鏨蘭 [meaning: tagane-sou like orchid (tagane-sou = Carex siderosticta)])
(Chinese common name) jian ye xia ji lan (剑叶虾脊兰)
(English common name) none
Distribution (Japan) Kyushu (Ohita Prefecture)
(Other nations) China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Nepal, India
Habitat Lime stone mountain slope.
Chromosomal number 2n=40, 44
Description Leaves 30-60cm long, 1.5-2cm wide. Scapes ca. 50-60cm tall. Flowers pale yellow, flowering in June. Terrestrial. Perennial plants
Reference Calanthe davidii Franch.
Calanthe davidii Franchet
Calanthe davidii Franch. 1888
Tissue Culture and Rapid Propagation of Calanthe davidii Franch
Note Rare species.
Photos below are those of an orchid which was cultivated by Mr. Shunji Mitsuhashi in his green house.

June 2010
at Mr. Mitsuhashi's green house
June 2010
at Mr. Mitsuhashi's green house
June 2010
at Mr. Mitsuhashi's green house