Wild plants in and around Shimane 島根とその周辺の野生植物


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Sarcochilus japonicus / Kayaran カヤラン

Bloom time: April-May

Family: Orchidaceae / Ranka

Species in the genus Sarcochilus:

Sarcochilus japonicus / Kayaran



Sarcochilus japonicus / Kayaran カヤラン


Sarcochilus japonicus is an evergreen perennial orchid occurring on trunks, bough, or even twigs, emerging many roots at the plant base, sustaining the body's hanging down. The lanceolate, 2cm-long leaves are distichous, arranged in two vertical rows. From the axil, a slender stalk with yellow flowers emerges. The sepals measure 7mm long, the side petals are shorter, and the lip is sack-shaped with purple-brown spots inside. Bloom time: April-May.





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