Calanthe rubens

Calanthe rubens

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

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


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


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


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.


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


Common Names: The Reddish Calanthe


  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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