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Orchid Species: Calanthe tricarinata

Calanthe tricarinata is an orchid species identified by Lindl. in 1833.
Genus
Calanthe (Cal.)
Grex
tricarinata
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Lindl.
Year
1833
ORIGIN: Found in Pakistan, western Himalayas, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Myanmar, southern China, Taiwan, Korea, Ryukyu Islands and Japan on damp grassy banks in mixed forests, in clumps on downed, rotting tree trunks in open forests, on steep open grassy slopes and in bamboo scrub at elevations of 1500 to 3300 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Medium to large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial orchid with short, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying [2 to 3] several, basally sheath clasping, plicate, elliptic to lanceolate-elliptic, acute, petiolate or sessile base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, 12 to 20 [30 to 50 cm] long, densely several [8 to 12] flowered, shortly pubescent inflorescence arising on a newly developing pseudobulb with lanceolate bracts that cover half of the pubescent ovary.

FLOWER SIZE: 0.8 to 1.4 inches [2 to 3.5 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Cal. tricarinata 'KIG' (2008)
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