Alismorkis tricarinata (Lindl.) Kuntze
Calanthe lamellata Hayata
Calanthe megalopha Franch.
Calanthe occidentalis Lindl.
Calanthe pantlingii Schltr.
Calanthe torifera Schltr.
Calanthe undulata Schltr.
Paracalanthe lamellata (Hayata) Kudô
Paracalanthe megalopha (Franch.) Miyabe & Kudô
Paracalanthe torifera (Schltr.) Kudô
Paracalanthe tricarinata (Lindl.) Kudô
Calanthe tricarinata is an evergreen, perennial plant producing a cluster of stems from a rhizomatous rootstock; it can grow 35 - 50cm tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.
E. Asia - Himalayan regions of Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Thailand, southern China, Japan and Korea
Grassy slopes, forests; at elevations from 1,300 - 3,500 metres´266[.
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[
A terrestrial orchard, often found growing in deep shade on the forest floor[
The leaves and pseudobulbs are thought to be aphrodisiacs[
A paste made from the leaves is applied as a poultice to treat sores & eczema[