Calanthe discolor

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Calanthe discolor
Calanthe discolor2.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Genus: Calanthe
Species: C. discolor
Binomial name
Calanthe discolor
Lindl. (1838)
  • Calanthe striata var. discolor (Lindl.) Maxim (1873)
  • Alismorkis discolor (Lindl.) Kuntze (1891)
  • Calanthe discolor var. kanashiroi Fukuy.
  • Calanthe discolor f. quinquelamellata M.Hiroe (1971)
  • Calanthe discolor f. kanashiroi (Fukuy.) K.Nakaj. (1972)
  • Calanthe variegata Scheidw.
  • Calanthe lurida Decne.
  • Calanthe discolor var. viridialba Maxim.
  • Calanthe esquirolii Schltr.
  • Calanthe tyoh-harae Makino
  • Calanthe cheniana Hand.-Mazz.
  • Calanthe amamiana var. latilabellata Ida
  • Calanthe discolor var. divaricatipetala Ida
  • Calanthe tokunoshimensis Hatus. & Ida
  • Calanthe tokunoshimensis f. latilabella (Ida) Hatus.

Calanthe discolor is a species of orchid. It is native to Korea, Japan (including Nansei-shoto, i.e. Ryukyu Islands), and China (Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Zhejiang).[1][3]


Two varieties are currently accepted (May 2014):[1]

  • Calanthe discolor var. amamiana (Fukuy.) Masam. - Nansei-shoto


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