Calanthe biloba

Calanthe biloba

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Arethuseae
SubTribe: Bletiinae
Genus: Calanthe
Species: Cal. biloba
Binomial name
Calanthe biloba
Lindley 1855

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


Plant blooms from fall to winter with many 3.5 cm wide flowers.


Plant is found growing in China, Nepal, Sikkim, Burma and Thailand at elevations of 1000 to 2800 meters


Plants grows in intermediate to warm 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.


Common Names: The Two Lobed Calanthe


  1. Alismorchis biloba (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891
  2. Calanthe biloba var. diptera Hook.f. 1890
  3. Calanthe biloba var. obtusata C.S.P.Parish & Rchb.f. 1874

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