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Orchid Species: Cephalanthera ochroleuca

Kew currently accepted name is Cephalanthera damasonium

Cephalanthera ochroleuca is an orchid species identified by (Baumg.) Rchb. in 1831. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Cephalanthera damasonium.
Cephalanthera (Ceph.)
(Baumg.) Rchb.
ORIGIN: From Balearic Islands, Corsica, Sardinia, Spain, France, Great Britain, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Czachloslavakia, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Italy, Albania, Yugoslavia, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, western Russia, Algeria, Cyprus, Turkey, Leabanon, Israel, Jordan, Iran, China, Bhutan and the eastern Himalayas in forests of chalky beechwoods, pine forets and rarely grasslands at elevations up to 1800 meters.

DESCRIPTION: A medium to just large sized, cold to cool growing terrestrial with erect stems with 2 to 3 basal sheaths carrying ovate-lanceolate leaves that narrow towards the inflorescence that blooms on an axillary, 4 to 8 [10 to 20 cm] long, loosely few to several [16] flowered inflorescence arising from the leaf axils occurring in the late spring and early summer.

FLOWER SIZE: Almost 1 inch [almost 2.5 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Cephalanthera Ceph alba 1887 (Crantz) Simonk.
Add+ Cephalanthera Ceph damasonium lusus ochroleuca 1971 (Baumg.) Soó
Add+ Cephalanthera Ceph lancifolia 1827 (Murray) Dumort.
Add+ Cephalanthera Ceph latifolia 1907 Janch.
Add+ Cephalanthera Ceph yunnanensis 1936 Hand.-Mazz.
Add+ Cymbidium Cym pallens 1800 Sw.
Add+ Epipactis Epcts alba 1769 Crantz
Add+ Epipactis Epcts lancifolia 1795 (Murray) F.W.Schmidt
Add+ Serapias Srps lancifolia 1784 Murray
Add+ Serapias Srps pallens 1830 (Sw.) S.B.Jundz.
Add+ Serapias Srps tota-alba 1792 Gilib.
Add+ Cephalanthera Ceph damasonium 1906 (Mill.) Druce
Add+ Serapias Srps damasonium 1768 Mill.
Add+ Serapias Srps ochroleuca 1821 (Baumg.) Steud.
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