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.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Calanthe sylvatica

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
sylvatica (Thouars) Lindl.W,C,EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Calanthe:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Calanthe
Flora of Mozambique: Calanthe
Flora of Zambia: Calanthe

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Calanthe
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Calanthe
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Calanthe
Wikipedia: Calanthe
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Calanthe
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Calanthe

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Calanthe.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=426, retrieved 6 February 2023

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