Calanthe plantaginea

Calanthe plantaginea

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

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


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


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


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.


Common Names: The Plantago-Like Calanthe


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

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