Calanthe discolor

Family Orchidaceae
Subfamily Epidendroideae
Tribe Collabieae
Scientific name Calanthe discolor Lindley
Synonyms Alismorchis discolor (Lindley) Kuntze
Common name (Japanese common name) ebine (エビネ, 海老根 [meaning: ebine (ebine = plawn shaped roots)]), ji-ebine (ジエビネ, 地海老根 [meaning: domestic ebine])
(English common name) none
Distribution (Japan) Hokkaido (southeast region), Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu
(Other nations) Korea
Habitat Deciduous tree forest
Chromosomal number 2n=40
Description Leaves 15-30cm long, 4-6cm wide. Scapes single electing 30-50cm tall. Flowers brown, purple or green sepals 15-20mm long, white or pale purple lips 14-18mm wide, flowering in April to June. Terrestrial. Perennial plants.
Reference Calanthe discolor Lindl. 1838
Calanthe discolor Lindl.
Growing Calanthe
Dihydrophenanthrene (US Patent 5997874/1999)
Hair growth and restoration promoter (European Patent EP0627213/1998)
Note There are many local varieties of flower form.
Calanthe discolor 'Hosenkou' was cultivated by Mr. Tamotsu Ogawa and displayed at Wild Plants Show 2009 in Mito City Forest Park.

April 2009
at my home
April 2006
at my home
April 2009
at Tsukuba Botanical Garden

April 2009
at my home
April 2009
at my home
April 2009
at my home

Variety of Flowers

May 2009
at Mito City Forest Park