Calanthe whiteana King & Pantl.



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Rediscovered in 1994 or before



Chungthang valley, Sikkim, India


Biology & Ecology










Clayton, D. & Cribb, P. (2013). The Genus Calanthe: 1-411. Natural history publications (Borneo), Kota Kinabalu.

Humphreys, Aelys M. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047. [Abstract] [Supplementary Dataset 1]

Lucksom, S. Z. (1994). Rediscovery of Calanthe whiteana King et Pantling: a very rare Indian orchid endemic to Chungthang valley of Sikkim. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 91(1): 163-165.

Walter, Kerry S. and Gillett, Harriet J. (eds.). (1998). 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Gland, Switzerland & Cambridge, UK: IUCN – The World Conservation Union. lxiv + 862 pp.

WCSP (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet;


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