Cephalantheropsis calanthoides (Ames) T.S.Liu & H.J.Su 1978

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Plant and Inflorescence

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Common Name The Calanthe-Like Cephalantheropsis - In China Ling Hua Huang Lan

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in southwestern Guanxi, Yunnan and southeastern Xizang provinces of China, Taiwan and the Philippines in moist shady locales in dense forests at elevations of 1200 to 1300 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with tufted, leafy in the upper half stems carrying usually 5, oblong, plicate, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the fall on a suberect, arising from the lower nodes of the stem, [8 to 14" [20 to 35 cm] long, densely puberulous, racemose, laxly many flowered inflorescence carrying small flowers that do not open well.

Synonyms Calanthe kooshunensis Fukuy. 1933; Calanthe koshunensis Fukuy. 1933; Cephalantheropsis halconensis (Ames) S.S.Ying 1988; *Phaius calanthoides Ames 1908; Phaius gracilis var. calanthoides (Ames) S.S.Ying 1977; Phaius halconensis Ames 1907; Phaius longipes var. calanthoides (Ames) T.P.Lin 1975

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 2 Ames 1908 as Phaius calanthoides; drawing fide; Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas Liferung #14 820 - 880 1984; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984 as P halconensis; Orchid Digest Vol 62 #4 1998 drawingas Cephalantheropsis halconensis; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as C halconensis; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 as C halconensis drawing fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;