Calanthe cardioglossa

Calanthe cardioglossa

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Arethuseae
SubTribe: Bletiinae
Genus: Calanthe
Species: Cal. cardioglossa
Binomial name
Calanthe cardioglossa
Schltr. 1906

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


Plant blooms in the fall with ten to fifteen 2.5 cm wide flowers.


Plant is found growing in Thailand, Laos and Vietnam at elevations of 400 to 1900 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.


Calanthe cardioglossa alba Calanthe cardioglossa var. alba Flower has white petals and sepals, and a white lip


Common Names: The Heart-Shaped Lip Calanthe


  1. Calanthe biloba auct. non Lindl. 1900
  2. Calanthe fuerstenbergiana Krzl. 1927
  3. Calanthe hosseusiana Kraenzl. 1909

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