Calanthe madagascariensis

Calanthe madagascariensis

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Arethuseae
SubTribe: Bletiinae
Genus: Calanthe
Species: Cal. madagascariensis
Binomial name
Calanthe madagascariensis
Rolfe ex Hook.f. 1901

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


Plant blooms in summer to fall with ten to fifteen flowers.


Plant is found growing in northern Madagascar at elevations around 600 to 2100 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 Madagascar Calanthe


  1. Calanthe madagascariensis Rolfe 1906
  2. Calanthe repens Schltr. 1924
  3. Calanthe warpuri Rolfe 1906

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