Pelatantheria scolopendrifolia

Family Orchidaceae
Subfamily Epidendroideae
Tribe Vandeae
Subtribe Sarcanthinae
Scientific name Pelatantheria scolopendrifolia (Makino) Averyanov
Synonyms Cleisostoma scolopendrifolium (Makino) Garay; Sarcanthus scolopendrifolius Makino
Common name (Japanese common name) mukade-ran (ムカデラン, 百足蘭 [meaning: centipede orchid])
(Chinese common name) wu gong lan (蜈蚣蘭)
(English common name) none
Distribution (Japan) Honshu (west of Kanto region), Shikoku, Kyushu
(Other nations) Korea, China
Chromosomal number unknown
Description Plants 10-20cm long. Leaves ca. 1.5cm long. Flowers pale purple ca. 3mm across, flowering in June to August. Epiphyte on tree trunk or lithophyte on rocks. Perennial plants.
Reference Pelatantheria scolopendrifolia (Makino) Aver.
Pelatantheria scolopendrifolia (Makino) Averyanov
Cleisostoma scolopendrifolium (Makino) Garay 1972

August 2007
at my home
August 2007
at my home