Calanthe triplicata

Calanthe triplicata

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Arethuseae
SubTribe: Bletiinae
Genus: Calanthe
Species: Cal. triplicata
Binomial name
Calanthe triplicata
[Rumph.]Ames 1907

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


Plant blooms from summer to fall with multiple 2.5 cm wide successively opening flowers.


Plant is found growing in humus in the primary forest from Mauritus, Madagascar, Seychelles, Assam, eastern Himalayas, lower India, Sri Lanka, Myanamar, Thailand, Malaysia Laos, Cambodia, south China, Vietnam, Borneo, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Moluccas, Philippines, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Bismark Islands, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Norfolk Island, New South Wales, and Queensland Australia, Fiji, New Caledonia, Samoa, Vanuatu, Wallis & Futna, Marquesas, Santa Cruz Islands, Caroline Islands, the Marianas Islands, Taiwan, Ryukyu Islands at elevations of 500 to 1500 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.


Calanthe triplicata yellow Calanthe triplicata Sepals and petals are white, lip is white with a yellow center


Common Names: The Thrice Folded Calanthe


  1. Alismorchis angraeciflora (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891
  2. Alismorchis diploxiphion (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891
  3. Alismorchis furcata O.Ktze. 1891
  4. Alismorchis gracillima (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891
  5. Alismorchis veratrifolia [Willd.] Kuntze 1891
  6. Amblyglottis flava Blume 1825
  7. Amblyglottis veratrifolia Blume 1825
  8. Bletia quadrifida Hook.f. 1890
  9. Calanthe angraeciflora Rchb.f. 1876
  10. Calanthe bracteosa Rchb.f. 1882
  11. Calanthe brevicolumna Hayata 1911
  12. Calanthe catilligera Rchb.f. 1857
  13. Calanthe celebica Rolfe 1899
  14. Calanthe comosa Rchb. f. 1847
  15. Calanthe corymbosa (Thouars) Lindl. 1862
  16. Calanthe diploxiphion Hook.f. 1890
  17. Calanthe furcata Bateman ex Lindley 1838
  18. Calanthe furcata f. albolineata K.Nakaj. in ?.
  19. Calanthe furcata f. albomarginata K.Nakaj. 1969
  20. Calanthe furcata f. brevicolumna (Hayata) M.Hiroe 1971
  21. Calanthe furcata f. textori (Miq.) M.Hiroe 1971
  22. Calanthe gracillima Lindl. 1855
  23. Calanthe matsamurana Schltr. 1906
  24. Calanthe megalophora Franch. 1888
  25. Calanthe millotae Ursch & Genoud ex Bosser 1966
  26. Calanthe nephroglossa Schltr. 1911
  27. Calanthe orthocentron Schltr. 1912
  28. Calanthe perrottetii A. Rich. 1841
  29. Calanthe proboscidea Rchb.f. 1884
  30. Calanthe pubescens Ridl. 1923
  31. Calanthe rubicallosa Masam. 1975
  32. Calanthe triplicata f. albomarginata (K.Nakaj.) K.Nakaj. 1973
  33. Calanthe triplicata var. angraeciflora (Rchb.f.) N.Halle 1977
  34. Calanthe triplicata var. gracillima (Lindl.) N.Hallé 1998
  35. Calanthe triplicata [Willem.]Ames 1907 var minahassae Schltr. 1925
  36. Calanthe veratrifolia [Willd.]R. Br. 1823
  37. Calanthe veratrifolia var. australis Linden 1851
  38. Calanthe veratrifolia var denisimma J.J.Sm. 1931
  39. Calanthe veratrifolia [Willd.]R. Br. 1823 var dupliciloba J.J.Sm. 1922
  40. Calanthe veratrifolia var incurvicalca J.J.Sm. 1931
  41. Calanthe veratrifolia var. kennyi F.M.Bailey 1912
  42. Calanthe veratrifolia [Willd.]R. Br. 1823 var lancipetala J.J.Sm. 1930
  43. Calanthe veratrifolia var. stenochila Rchb.f. 1897
  44. Calanthe veratrifolia var timorensis J.J.Sm. 1934
  45. Flos triplicata Rumph 1750
  46. Limodorum ventricosum Steud. 1821
  47. Limodorum veratrifolium Willd. 1805
  48. Orchis triplicata Willem. 1796
  49. Paracalanthe megalophora (Franch.) Miyabe & Kudô 1932

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