Taxonomic base for genus Calanthe R.Br. (Orchidaceae Juss.) in Viet Nam

In the flora of Vietnam, Calanthe R.Br. is a not large genus (20 species) in the family Orchidaceae Juss.. The taxonomic system of Gunnar Seidenfaden (1975) has been used to study the genus Calanthe in Vietnam. General morphologic characters of the genus Calanthe are described in this paper. The genus is classified into two subgenera and two sections with their general characteristics and number of species of each category is presented. A key is provided to identify 20 species of the genus Calanthe in Vietnam.

Duong Duc Huyen
IEBR, VAST
(Proceedings of 3rd National Scientific Conference on Ecology and Biological Resources, Hanoi 22th October 2009 - IEBR)

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