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Calanthe conspicua

Calanthe conspicua

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


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

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from spring to summer with nine to twelve 5 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in the damp forest floors of the Philippines at elevations of 290 to 485 meters

CultureEdit

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.

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Handsome Calanthe

SynonymsEdit

  1. Alismorchis conspicua (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891
  2. Calanthe lilacina Loher 1919

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