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Orchid Species: Calanthe hennisii

Kew currently accepted name is Calanthe vestita

Calanthe hennisii is an orchid species identified by Loher in 1909. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Calanthe vestita.
Genus
Calanthe (Cal.)
Grex
hennisii
Parents
Species
Author
Loher
Year
1909
ORIGIN: This medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte arising at the base of trees in hot montane forests and is endemic to the Philippines at elevations of 500 to 1000 meters.

DESCRIPTION: This medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte arising at the base of trees in hot montane forests and is endemic to the Philippines at elevations of 500 to 1000 meters with tapered, elongated, 4 angled pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 4, apical, plicate, ovate to lanceolate, deciduous often during flowering, thin leaves and blooms on an erect, 12 to 20 [30 to 50 cm] long, white pubescent, several [8] flowered inflorescence with light green bracts.

FLOWER SIZE: 2 inches [5 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Calanthe Cal williamsii 1885 (T.Moore) B.S.Williams
Add+ Calanthe Cal regnieri 1883 Rchb.f.
Add+ Calanthe Cal turneri 1883 (B.S.Williams) Rchb.f.
Add+ Calanthe Cal vestita var. gigantea
Add+ Amblyglottis Amblyglottis pilosa 1855 de Vriese ex Lindl.
Add+ Calanthe Cal augusti-reigneri 1894 auct.
Add+ Calanthe Cal melinosema 1925 Schltr.
Add+ Cytheris Cytheris griffithii 1851 Wight
Add+ Phaius Phaius vestitus 1867 (Wall. ex Lindl.) Rchb.f.
Add+ Calanthe Cal papuana 1929 (Schltr.) J.J.Sm.
Add+ Preptanthe Pr villosa 1857 Rchb.f.
Add+ Calanthe Cal stevensii 1894 B.S.Williams
Add+ Calanthe Cal vestita 1833 Wall. ex Lindl.
Add+ Aulostylis Ass papuana 1912 Schltr.
Add+ Preptanthe Pr vestita 1853 (Wall. ex Lindl.) Rchb.f.
Add+ Alismorkis Alismorkis vestita 1891 (Wall. ex Lindl.) Kuntze
Add+ Calanthe Cal darblayana 1889 God.-Leb.
Add+ Calanthe Cal pilosa 1859 (de Vriese ex Lindl.) Miq.
Add+ Calanthe Cal stevensiana 1883 Regnier ex Rchb.f.
Add+ Preptanthe Pr papuana 2014 (Schltr.) T.Yukawa & P.J.Cribb
Add+ Calanthe Cal padangensis 1934 Schltr. ex Mansf.
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