FZ.26. Calanthe R.Br.

Description of the genus

Large terrestrial herbs. Pseudobulbs often obscure. Leaves petiolate, plicate. Inflorescence erect, racemose. Flowers large and showy. Lip 3-lobed with a long spur longer than the lip. Column short; pollinia 8.

Worldwide: c. 150 species in warm regions of the world.

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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sylvatica (Thouars) Lindl.N,C,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Calanthe:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Calanthe
Flora of Mozambique: Calanthe
Flora of Zambia: Calanthe
Flora of Zimbabwe: Calanthe

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Calanthe
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Calanthe
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Calanthe
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Calanthe
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Calanthe
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Calanthe
JSTOR Plant Science: Calanthe
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Calanthe
Plants of the World Online: Calanthe
Tropicos: Calanthe
Wikipedia: Calanthe

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Calanthe.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=426, retrieved 17 April 2024

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