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Calanthe herbacea

Calanthe herbacea

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


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

DescriptionEdit

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

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in China, Taiwan, eastern Himalayas and Vietnam at elevations of 1300 to 2600 meters

CultureEdit

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.

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Herb-Like Calanthe

SynonymsEdit

  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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