Calanthe conspicua

Calanthe conspicua

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

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


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


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


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

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