!Cephalantheropsis longipes (Hook.f.) Ormerod 1998

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

Part shade Cool toCold LATERfall winter

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, Myanmar, Malaysia, Vietnam, Sumatra and the Philippines in forests at elevations around 2000 meters as a medium sized, cool to 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 and winter 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; Gard. Bull. Singapore 11:286 Holttum 1947 as Phaius longipes; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 4 1958 as Calanthe longipes drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1961 as Phaius longipes fig 251 drawing not = C obcordata; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1961 as Phaius longipes fig 252 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Phaius longipes; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981 as Phaius mindorensis; 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 Phaius mindorensis; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994 as Gastrorchis lateriscapa; Orchid Digest Vol 62 #4 1998 as C lateriscapa drawing ok; Orchid Digest Vol 62 #4 1998 drawing goodOrchids 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; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 17 2016 drawing/photo fide;