Calanthe discolor var. amamiana (Fukuy.) Masam. 1964SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Vernae Photo by Takato Natsui and his Prof. Summer's Web Garden Website

Common Name The Amani Island Calanthe - In Japan amami ebine

Flower Size 1.4 to 1.6" [3.5 to 4 cm]

Found in the Amani Islands of the Ryukyu Islands in forests at unspecified elevations as a small sized, cool to cold growing, not stem-like terrestrial with usually 1 to 2, erect but spreading from the base, elliptic, acute, 5 nerved beneath, gradually narrowing to the base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, arising from between the leaves, glabrous, slender, rounded, pubescent, 12 to 16" [30 to 40 cm] long, laxly 4 flowered inflorescence with regualrly spaced sheathing bracts and persistent, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, glabrous floral bracts.

Synonyms *Calanthe amamiana Fukuy. 1952; Calanthe aristulifera var. amamiana (Fukuy.) Hatus. 1971

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 5 1997 photo as C amamiana; The Genus Calanthe Clayton & Cribb 2013 drawing/photo fide;