Calanthe puberula Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 252 (1833). (Syn: Alismorkis puberula (Lindl.) Kuntze; Alismorkis reflexa (Maxim.) Kuntze; Calanthe amoena W.W.Sm.; Calanthe lepida W.W.Sm.; Calanthe okushirensis Miyabe & Tatew.; Calanthe puberula var. formosana (Murata) M.Hiroe; Calanthe puberula var. okushirensis (Miyabe & Tatew.) M.Hiroe; Calanthe puberula var. reflexa (Maxim.) M.Hiroe; Calanthe reflexa Maxim.; Calanthe reflexa var. formosana Murata; Calanthe reflexa var. okushirensis (Miyabe & Tatew.) Ohwi; Calanthe reflexa var. puberula (Lindl.) Kudô, nom. superfl.; Calanthe similis Schltr.; Paracalanthe reflexa (Maxim.) Kudô; Paracalanthe reflexa var. puberula (Lindl.) Kudô);    
Himalaya to Temp. E. Asia as per WCSP;
Assam; Bangladesh; China South-Central; China Southeast; East Himalaya; Japan;
Korea; Myanmar; Nepal; Taiwan; Thailand; Tibet; Vietnam; West Himalaya
as per Catalogue of Life;
Common name: Hairy Calanthe

Plant 25-60cm tall roots clustered thicked fibrous. Pseudoblubs ovoid conical 2-4*1cm, leaves 5-7 unequal elliptic to elliptic oblong acuminate petiolate lower leaves sheathing at base 6-24*3-7 petiole 7-10cm long. Inflorescence terminal la x lu few to many flowered; pedncle puberulous, sheathed 17-25 long sheaths widely distant clasping lancoelate acuminate 2*4cm, rachis puberulous 10-12cm long floral bracts proinent lanceolate acuminate, puberulous 1.5-2.5*0.3-0.5cm. Flowers puberulous e x ternally 2cm across pale lavender lip mauve with a white with purple and yellow markings pedicel and ovary linear 1.5-3cm long sepals similar spreading ovate lanceolate weakly falcate acuminate 1-6*0.4-0.5cm. Petals linear oblong weakly falcate acuminate 1-1.2*0.1cm, lip 3 lobed adnate to column base spurless 1-15*0.6-1cm, lateral lobes obling, falcate, obruse; mid lobe clawed at base, ovate orbicular long apiculate margins erose undate disc with 2 narow caluses ata base. column ata base column thick 4*3mm. fruit ellipsoid, 3*1.4cm.

(Attributions- N. R. Pearce & P. J. Cribb. Orichds of Bhutan. Published by RGoB and RBGE. 2002 from Bhutan Biodiversity Portal)

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Here’s new addition to efloraofindia site. 
Calanthe puberula 
Common Name – Hairy Calanthe
Family – Orchidaceae
Photographed at Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh 
Altitude – 2100metres asl. 
Dated – 14 July 2019


 

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