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This species is accepted, and its native range is Madagascar, Tropical & Subtropical Asia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Assam, Borneo, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, India, Japan, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Malaya, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam

Calanthe masuca (D.Don) Lindl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
25158.000
India 37639.000
Hooker, J.D. [240], Sikkim K000395916
Wight, R. [925] K000810901
Wight, R. [2992], India K000810902
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 7337], Nepal K001127194

First published in Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 249 (1833)

Accepted by

  • Clayton, D. & Cribb, P. (2013). The Genus Calanthe: 1-411. Natural history publications (Borneo), Kota Kinabalu.
  • Iwatsuki, K., Boufford, D.E. & Ohba, H. (2016). Flora of Japan IVb: 1-335. Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo.
  • Kurzweil, H. (2013). The Calanthe group in peninsular Thailand Malesian Orchid Journal 11: 21-38.
  • O'Byrne (2015). The Borneo form of Calanthe masuca Malesian Orchid Journal 16: 111-121.
  • Pedersen, H.Æ. & al. (2014). Flora of Thailand 12(2): 303-670. The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.

Not accepted by

  • Averyanov, L.V. & Averyanova, A.L. (2003). Updated Checklist of the Orchids of Vietnam: 1-101. Vietnam National University Publishing House, Hanoi. [Cited as Calanthe sylvatica.]
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as Calanthe sylvatica.]
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Calanthe sylvatica.]
  • Kurzweil, H. (2010). A precursory study of the Calanthe group (Orchidaceae) in Thailand Adansonia, III, 32: 57-107. [Cited as Calanthe sylvatica.]
  • Rokaya, M.B. & al. (2013). An annotated checklist of the orchids of Nepal Nordic Journal of Botany 31: 511-550. [Cited as Calanthe sylvatica.]

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Averyanov, L.V. & Averyanova, A.L. (2003). Updated Checklist of the Orchids of Vietnam: 1-101. Vietnam National University Publishing House, Hanoi.
  • Averyanov, L.V. & al. (2016). New and rare orchids (Orchidaceae) in the flora of Cambodia and Laos Turczaninowia 19: 5-58.
  • Ormerod, P. & Kumar, C.S. (2003). Orchidaceous additions to the Flora of Burma (Myanmar) Rheedea 13: 43-50.

Art and Illustrations in Digifolia
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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