Cephalantheropsis laciniata Ormerod 1998

Side Angle of Flower

Photos by J B Comber

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Averyanov and Taiwania 61(4):319-354 November 2016, New Species of Orchids (Orchidaceae) in the Flora of Vietnam Averyanov, Nong, Nguyen and Truong

Part Shade Hot Warm LATESpring EARLYSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Lacerate Cephlantheropsis [refers to the lip apex]

Flower Size

Found in south Vietnam and penninsular Malaysia in primary and old secondary broad-leaved evergreen submontane forests at elevations around 400 to 800 [in Vietnam] to 1160 meters [type in Malaysia] as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with several noded, cylindric cane-like stems carrying leaf sheaths below becoming in the upper half, leafy, 3 to 4, perennial, oblong-lanceolate, 3 to 7 main veined, acuminate, glabrous on both sides leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a single, lax, arising laterally halfway up the stem, or in its lower third, erect, slender, peduncle to 16" [40 cm] long, provided with 1 to 3 sterile bracts, to 22.4" [56 cm] long overall, hairy, rachis 5.2 to 6" [13 to 15 cm] long, to 16 flowered inflorescence with cadcous as long to shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

This species differs most from the common C obcordata by the white flowers with ovate-lanceolate sepals and an erose lacerate claw oth the lip epichile.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchid Digest Vol 62 #4 Ormerod 1998 Drawing/photo fide; Taiwania 61(4):319-354 November 2016, New Species of Orchids (Orchidaceae) in the Flora of Vietnam Averyanov, Nong, Nguyen and Truong 2016 Drawing/photo fide; photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 17 2016;

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