Calanthe rosea

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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Arethuseae
SubTribe: Bletiinae
Genus: Calanthe
Species: Cal. rosea
Binomial name
Calanthe rosea
(Lindl.) Benth. 1880

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

Description[edit | edit source]

Plant blooms from fall to winter with seven to fifteen 6.25 cm wide flowers.

Distribution[edit | edit source]

Plant is found growing in the deciduous forest of Myanamar and Thailand at eleations around 100 meter

Culture[edit | edit source]

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.

Naming[edit | edit source]

Common Names: The Pink Calanthe

Synonyms[edit | edit source]

  1. Alismorchis rosea (Benth.) Kuntze 1891
  2. *Limatodis rosea Lindl. 1852-3
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