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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Epidendroideae
Tribus: Collabieae
Genus: Calanthe
Species: Calanthe rubens

Calanthe rubens Ridl., Gard. Chron., ser. 3, 7: 576 (1890)

Alismorkis rubens (Ridl.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 650 (1891)
Preptanthe rubens (Ridl.) Ridl., Fl. Malay Penins. 4: 123 (1924)
Coelogyne rubens Ridl., Gard. Chron., ser. 3, 7: 576 (1890)
Calanthe vestita var. fournieri Rolfe, Gard. Chron., ser. 3, 11: 488 (1892)
Calanthe elmeri Ames, Orchidaceae 2: 154 (1908)

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Asia-Tropical
Regional: Indo-China
Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam.
Regional: Malesia
Malaya, Philippines.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition

Primary references

Ridley, H.N. (1890) The Gardeners' Chronicle & Agricultural Gazette 1: 576

Additional references

Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.W. & Rasmussen, F.N. (eds.) 2006. Genera Orchidacearum Volume 4 Epidendroideae (Part one); page 122 ff., Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-850712-7. Reference page.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2015. Calanthe rubens in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2015 June 14. Reference page. 2015. Calanthe rubens in The Orders and Families of Monocotyledons. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2015 June 14. 2015. Calanthe rubens. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2015 June 14.
International Plant Names Index. 2015. Calanthe rubens. Published online. Accessed: 14. June 2015.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Calanthe rubens in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 07-Oct-06.

Calanthe rubens is a species of orchid. It is native to the Philippines, Thailand and Malaysia and generally grows at elevations above 300 feet.[1] It is warm growing and deciduous, commencing growth in spring and flowering in autumn.


"World Checklist of Selected Plant Families: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew". Retrieved 2021-10-07.

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