Calanthe arcuata

Calanthe arcuata

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Arethuseae
SubTribe: Bletiinae
Genus: Calanthe
Species: Cal. arcuata
Binomial name
Calanthe arcuata
Rolfe 1896

Calanthe arcuata is a species of orchid from the genus Calanthe.


Plant blooms in the spring with three to fifteen 3.5 cm wide flowers.


Plant is found growing in China at elevations of 1400 to 2500 meters


Plants grows in cool to intermediate temperatures with shade. When potting Calanthe plants, the pseudobulbs must be half buried into the potting media. Plants can be potted in 40% soil, 40% dry bark and 20% perlite or another humus rich soil mixture. Plants should be watered regularly. Plant prefers high humidity.


Common Names: The Arched Inflorescence Calanthe


  1. Calanthe caudatilabella Hayata, 1914.
  2. Calanthe puberula var. caudatilabellata (Hayata) M.Hiroe, 1971.
  3. Calanthe arcuata var. brevifolia Z.H.Tsi, 1981.

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