Pelatantheria scolopendrifolia (Makino) Aver. 1988

Plant Photos by Takato NATSU from Japan and his Japan Orchids Page

Another Angle Photo courtesy of Ichiro "Haru" Ohsaka and his Bulbophyllum page

Plant in situ Japan Photos by Hisanori Takeuchi and his Orchids of the World Website

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Common Name In Japan - Mukade-ran - The Centipede Pelantheria - In China Wu Gong Lan

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Occuring in Japan, Korea and Anhui, western Fujian, Jiangsu, Shandong, northeastern sichuan and eastern Zhejiang provinces of China in forests on trees or rocks at elevations of 100 to 1000 meters as a miniature sized, monopodial, cool to cold, pendant to erect growing epiphyte or lithophyte with a branching, loosely leaved stem carrying many, dsitichous, fleshy-coriaceous, lanceolate, channeled-concave leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on an axillary, short, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Cleisostoma scolopendrifolium (Makino) Garay 1972; Sarcanthus scolopendriifolius Makino 1890; Sarcanthus scolopendrifolius Makino ex Schltr. 1919

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 22 1329 - 1392 Brieger 1989; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide as Cleisostoma scolopendrifolium; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 as Cleisostoma scolopendrifolium photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009