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Orchid Species: Calanthe rosea

Calanthe rosea is an orchid species identified by (Lindl.) Benth. in 1880.
Genus
Calanthe (Cal.)
Grex
rosea
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(Lindl.) Benth.
Year
1880
ORIGIN: Found in Myanmar and Thailand in deciduous forests on limestone hills at elevations around 100 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Small sized, deciduous, hot growing terrestrial orchid with elliptic to fusiform, narrowing in the middle pseudobulbs carrying deciduous, oblong-lanceolate, plicate, glabrous leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on a erect, 2 1/2' [75 cm] long, erect then arching, pubescent, many flowered inflorescence with 7 to 15 flowers held in a loose raceme occurring after leaf fall and before the new leaves begin to appear.

FLOWER SIZE: 2 1/2 inches [6.25 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Origin
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