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Calanthe rubens

Calanthe rubens

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Arethuseae
SubTribe: Bletiinae
Genus: Calanthe
Species: Cal. rubens
Alliance:
Binomial name
Calanthe rubens
Ridl. 1890


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

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the fall with up to twelve 3 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in Thailand, penninsular Malaysia and the Philippines at elevations around 300 meters

CultureEdit

Plants grows in intermediate 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.

VarietiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Calanthe rubens alba Calanthe rubens var alba Sepals and petals are white. Lip is white.

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Reddish Calanthe

SynonymsEdit

  1. Calanthe elmeri Ames 1908
  2. Calanthe vestita var fournieri Rolfe
  3. Coelogyne rubens Ridl. 1890
  4. Preptanthe rubens Ridl. 1924

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