Alismorkis puberula (Lindl.) Kuntze
Calanthe amoena W.W.Sm.
Calanthe lepida W.W.Sm.
Calanthe okushirensis Miyabe & Tatew.
Calanthe reflexa Maxim.
Calanthe similis Schltr.
Paracalanthe reflexa (Maxim.) Kudô
Calanthe puberula is an evergreen, perennial plant producing a cluster of stems from a rhizomatous rootstock; it can grow 25 - 60cm tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.
E. Asia - southern China, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, northeastern India, Myanmar, Thailand, Japan, Korea, northern Vietnam
Evergreen broad-leaved forests; at elevations from 1,200 - 3,000 metres[
In Nepal this species is found in evergreen broadleaved forests, where the the rainfal is monsoonal, falling mainly from mid June to mid September. The climate of these forests ranges from sub-tropical to warm temperate at higher elevations, winters are warm to mild and frosts are generally few[
]. It is also found at elevations up to 3,000 metres in China and so is likely to be able to tolerate occasional moderate frosts.
A terrestrial orchard, often found growing in light shade on the forest floor[
The rhizomes are used as an antipyretc[