Calanthe whiteana King & Pantl.



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Rediscovered in 1994 or before



Chungthang valley, Sikkim, India


Biology & Ecology










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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.

Rao, C. Kameswara, Geetha, B. L. and Suresh, Geetha. (2003). Red List of Threatened Vascular Plant Species in India: Compiled from the 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. ENVIS Centre on Floral Diversity, Botanical Survey of India, Kolkata. xxiv + 144 pp. [automatic download]

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.

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