Cephalanthera longibracteata Blume 1859

Plant and Flowers in situ in Japan Photos courtesy of Natsui

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Common Name The Long-Bracted Cephalanthera - In Japan -Sasaba-gin-ran [Bamboo leaved Silver Orchid] - English - Sword Leaved Helleborine - In China Chang Bao Tou Rui Lan

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in southeastern China, Korea, central and southerm Japan as well as eastern greater Russia in montane, mixed pine and broadleafed forests as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial species with several alternate, lanceolate, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late spring on an erect, 4 to 6" long, 1 to few flowered, racemose inflorescence

Synonyms Epipactis longibracteata (Blume) Wettst. 1889; Limodorum longibracteatum (Blume) Kuntze 1891; Serapias longibracteata (Blume) A.A.Eaton 1908

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009;

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