Calanthe calanthoides

Calanthe calanthoides

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Arethuseae
SubTribe: Bletiinae
Genus: Calanthe
Species: Cal. calanthoides
Binomial name
Calanthe calanthoides
(A.Rich. & Galeotti) Hamer & Garay 1974

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


Plant blooms in the spring with many 1.5 cm wide flowers.


Plant is found growing in Mexico and Guatemala at elevations of 1750 to 2600 meters


Plants grows in cool 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 Calanthe-Like Calanthe


  1. Alismorkis granatensis (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891
  2. Alismorchis mexicana (Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891
  3. Calanthe cubensis Linden & Rchb.f 1856
  4. Calanthe granatensis Rchb.f. 1856
  5. Calanthe mexicana var. lanceolata Correll 1947 publ. 1948
  6. Calanthe mexicana var. retusa Correll 1947 publ. 1948
  7. Ghiesbreghtia calanthoides A.Rich. & Galeotti 1845
  8. Ghiesbreghtia mexicana A. Rich. & Galeotti ex Rchb. f. 1856
  9. Ghiesbreghtia mexicana (Rchb. f.) Schltr.1923

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