Cephalantheropsis longipes (Hook.f.) Ormerod

Cephalantheropsis longipes (Hook.f.) Ormerod, Orchid Digest 62(4): 156 (1998).

Cephalantheropsis longipes
Cephalantheropsis longipes
Cephalantheropsis longipes
Cephalantheropsis longipes

Cephalantheropsis longipes (Hook.f.) Ormerod; Photos Trương Quang Cường

Vietnamese name: 

Trung lan, Hoa đầu.

Chinise name: 

白花黄兰 bai hua huang lan

Common Name: 

The Long Stemmed Cephalantheropsis

Latin Name: 

Cephalantheropsis longipes (Hook.f.) Ormerod



Synonym Name: 

Alismorkis longipes (Hook.f.) Kuntze

Calanthe dolichopoda Fukuy.

Calanthe gracilis var. sumatrana J.J.Sm.

Calanthe longipes Hook.f.

Cephalantheropsis lateriscapa Guillaumin

Gastrorchis lateriscapa (Guillaumin) Aver.

Phaius longipes (Hook.f.) Holttum

Phaius mindorensis Ames


Orchid, about 5-8 leaves, grow near the tip. Flowers 10-25 cm high, growing from the lower part of the stem. Flower cluster 5-15 flowers, flower size 1 cm, not expanding, from white to yellow when almost dying, flowers bloom in the fall.


Found in Taiwan, the Chinese Himalayas, Assam, eastern Himalayas, Sikkim, Myanmar, Malaysia, Vietnam, Sumatra and the Philippines. In VietNam, found in, Lai châu, Lào Cai, Thừa Thiên-Huế, Lâm Đồng, Tây Nguyên.


Forests; at elevations of 1200 m.


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