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Table 1 Comparison of Calanthe x hsinchuensis with putative parents, C . arisanensis and C . sieboldii

From: Calanthe xhsinchuensis (Orchidaceae), a new natural hybrid from Taiwan

  C. xhsinchuensis C. arisanensis C. sieboldii
Root diameter (mm) 1.9 – 2.1 2.1 – 2.5 1.5 – 1.6
Leaf    
Leaf shape Elliptic to narrow elliptic Narrowly elliptic Broadly elliptic
Length (cm) 40 – 55 15 – 25 35 – 40
Width (cm) 6.5 - 9 4 – 4.5 9 – 12
Inflorescence    
Length (cm) 50 – 70 25 – 40 50 – 80
Width (mm) 4.2 – 4.9 3.1 – 3.2 4.9 – 5.1
Flower    
Tepal color Creamy yellow Pinkish white Yellow
Spur (mm) 8 – 12 14 – 15 4 – 5
Spur shape Curved Curved Antrorse
Capsule    
Capsule shape Capsule with 6 lightly longitudinal wing-like ridges Capsule with 6 longitudinal wing-like ridges Capsule without conspicuous longitudinal wing-like ridges
Length (cm) 4.8 – 5.2 5.2 – 6.1 5.1 – 5.3
Width (cm) 1.6 – 2.0 2.0 – 2.3 1.5 – 1.7