!Cephalantheropsis longipes (Hook.f.) Ormerod 1998

Photo by Peter O'Byrne and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website.

Another Flower? Photo courtesy of Asian Orchid Website.

Part shade Cold LATERfall

Common Name The Long Stemmed Cephalantheropsis - In China Bai Hua Huang Lan

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Taiwan, the Chinese Himalayas, Assam, eastern Himalayas, Sikkim, Myanamar, Malaysia, Vietnam, Sumatra and the Philippines in forests at elevations around 2000 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a stem that is slightly swollen at the base and carrying leafless sheaths and carrying 5 to 8, elliptic to elliptic-oblong, acuminate-caudate, subsessile to petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, arising from half way up the stem, puberulent, 3.2 to 8.8" [8 to 22 cm] long, laxy 5 to 15 flowered inflorescence with cauducous, lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts

Synonyms Alismorkis longipes (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891; Calanthe dolichopoda Fukuy. 1935; Calanthe gracilis var. sumatrana J.J.Sm. 1945; *Calanthe longipes Hook.f. 1890; Cephalantheropsis lateriscapa Guillaumin 1960; Gastrorchis lateriscapa (Guillaumin) Aver. 1988; Phaius longipes (Hook.f.) Holttum 1947; Phaius mindorensis Ames 1907

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Calanthe longipes drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Phaius longipes; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 drawing fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide

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