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Calanthe conspicua Handsome Calanthe

 

Handsome Calanthe , Calanthe conspicua

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Calanthe conspicua Lindl. 1855 Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler.

Part shade Hot

Common Name The Handsome Calanthe

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in the Philippines in damp forestsat elevations of 290 to 485 meters as a giant sized, hot growing terrestrial with stems that are slightly thickened towards the base and carrying thin, plicate leaves and an erect, axillary, racemose, 2' + [60 cm+] long, several to many [9 to 12] flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Alismorchis conspicua (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Calanthe lilacina Loher 1919

 

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