Calanthe rosea

Calanthe rosea  Pink Calanthe

 Pink Calanthe , Calanthe rosea

Calanthe rosea (Lindl.) Benth. 1880 Photo courtesy of Igor Zhuravlev

Part shade Hot To Warm Fall and Winter

Common Name The Pink Calanthe

Flower Size 2 1/2″ [6.25 cm]

Found in Myanamar and Thailand at eleations around 100 meters as a small sized, deciduous, hot to warm growing epiphyte or terrestrial orchid with elliptic to fusiform 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 inflorescence with 7 to 15 flowers in a loose raceme occuring after leaf fall and before the new leaves begin to appear.

Synonyms Alismorchis rosea (Benth.) Kuntze 1891; *Limatodis rosea Lindl. 1852-3

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