Calanthe is a mostly terrestrial genus in the Orchidaceae family of about 150 species, found in Asia, Africa and Central America.

Calanthe discolor Lindl. is a woodland orchid from Japan, Korea and sout-east China. Photographs taken by Mari Kitama.

Calanthe discolor, Mari KitamaCalanthe discolor, Mari Kitama

Calanthe tricarinata Lindl. is a widespread orchid from northern Pakistan throughout temperate Asia to Japan with bright lemon-green flowers and a ruffled, reddish-brown lip in loose panicles. It is said to be among the hardiest of the Genus.

Calanthe tricarinata, Martin BohnetCalanthe tricarinata, Martin Bohnet

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