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Calanthe plantaginea

Calanthe plantaginea

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Arethuseae
SubTribe: Bletiinae
Genus: Calanthe
Species: Cal. plantaginea
Alliance:
Binomial name
Calanthe plantaginea
Rchb.f. 1868


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

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from late winter to early spring with several 3 to 4 cm pendant flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing forest of western Himalayas, Eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim and Yunnan and Xizang Province of China at elevations of 1800 to 2200 meters

CultureEdit

Plants grows in intermediate to cool 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 Plantago-Like Calanthe

SynonymsEdit

  1. Alismorchis lindleyana (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891
  2. Calanthe plantaginea var. lushuiensis K.Y.Lang & Z.H.Tsi 1987

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