Thursday, January 15, 2015

Christmas Orchid (Calanthe triplicata)

Binomial Name: Calanthe triplicata
English: Christmas Orchid

Calanthe triplicata is a wild orchid found in montane zone of Sri Lanka. Mostly can be seen in shaded places of Sri Lankan highlands. Above photographs were taken in December. It is a widely distributed species of orchid in many regions of the world including other Asian countries, Australia and Pacific Islands.

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