Calanthe herbacea

Calanthe herbacea

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

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


Plant blooms from spring to summer with six to twenty 3 cm wide flowers.


Plant is found growing in China, Taiwan, eastern Himalayas and Vietnam at elevations of 1300 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 Herb-Like Calanthe


  1. Alismorchis erytroglossa (Rchb.f. ex Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891
  2. Alismorchis herbacea (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891
  3. Calanthe erytroglossa Rchb.f. ex Hook.f. 1890

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