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This species is accepted, and its native range is Himalaya to Japan (C. Honshu, Shikoku).
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Assam, China North-Central, China South-Central, East Himalaya, Japan, Myanmar, Nepal, Taiwan, Tibet, West Himalaya

Calanthe alpina Hook.f. ex Lindl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Henry, A. [6064], Hubei K000810934
Henry, A. [7161], Hubei K000810933 Unknown type material
Academia Sineca Kew, China Calanthe fimbriata 61652.000

First published in Fol. Orchid. 6: 4 (1855)

Accepted by

  • Clayton, D. & Cribb, P. (2013). The Genus Calanthe: 1-411. Natural history publications (Borneo), Kota Kinabalu.
  • Deb, C.R. & Imchen, T. (2008). Orchid Diversity of Nagaland: 1-288. SciChem Publishing House, Udaipur, India.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Iwatsuki, K., Boufford, D.E. & Ohba, H. (2016). Flora of Japan IVb: 1-335. Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo.
  • Kurzweil, H. & Ormerod, P. (2018). Precursory studies on the orchid flora of Myanmar with one new species and thirty eight new distribution records Rheedea 28: 1-15.
  • Lucksom, S.Z. (2007). The orchids of Sikkim and North East Himalaya: 1-984. S.Z.Lucksom, India.
  • Wu, Z. & Hong, D. (eds.) (2009). Flora of China 25: 1-570. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Deb, C.R. & Imchen, T. (2008). Orchid Diversity of Nagaland: 1-288. SciChem Publishing House, Udaipur, India.
  • Kurzweil, H. & Ormerod, P. (2018). Precursory studies on the orchid flora of Myanmar with one new species and thirty eight new distribution records Rheedea 28: 1-15.
  • Wu, Z. & Hong, D. (eds.) (2009). Flora of China 25: 1-570. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0