Calanthe vestita

Calanthe vestita

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Arethuseae
SubTribe: Bletiinae
Genus: Calanthe
Species: Cal. vestita
Binomial name
Calanthe vestita
Lindl. 1833

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


Plant blooms in the winter with six to sixteen 7.5 cm wide flowers.


Plant is found growing in Myanamar, Vietnam, Lower Thailand, Malaysia, Borneo and Sulawesi at elevations of 600 to 1000 meters


Plants grows in cool to intermediate 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 in the summer. Reduce watering during the winter until new growths appear in the spring.


Common Names: The Calanthe that is Surrounded by Bracts


  1. Alismorchis vestita (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891
  2. Amblyglottis pilosa de Vriese ex Lindl. 1854
  3. Calanthe grandiflora Rolfe 1901
  4. Calanthe melinosema Schltr. 1925
  5. Calanthe padangensis Schltr. ex Mansf. 1934
  6. Calanthe pilosa (de Vriese ex Lindl.) Miq. 1859
  7. Calanthe regnieri Rchb.f 1883; Calanthe turneri Rchb.f. 1883
  8. Calanthe vestita var. sumatrana Schltr. 1911
  9. Calanthe vestita var. turneri Veitch in ?
  10. Calanthe violacea Rolfe 1913
  11. Cytheris griffithii Wight 1852
  12. Phaius vestitus (Wall. ex Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1867
  13. Preptanthe vestita Rchb.f 1852-3
  14. Preptanthe villosa Rchb.f 1857