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Forest Calanthe   
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Forest Calanthe
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Photo: Pankaj Kumar
Common name: Forest Calanthe • Nepali: पाखा फूल Pakha phool
Botanical name: Calanthe sylvatica     Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Synonyms: Calanthe masuca

Found in India, Nepal, Sikkim, China, Thailand, Malaysia and the Ryukyus Islands, Forest Calanthe is a terrestrial, medium sized orchid with small pseudobulbs and several, plicate leaves. Its blooms in the summmer on an erect, successively several to 10-15 flowered inflorescence.
Photographed in Dehradun.
Identification credit: Pankaj Kumar • Is this flower misidentified? If yes,