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Cephalanthera erecta (Thunb.) Blume

Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Cephalanthera Rich. (キンラン)
Ginran (ギンラン, 銀蘭), Cephalanthera erecta orchid
Lifeform: perennial forb ≈ 20-40 cm high
Distribution: China - Korea - Japan - Kuril
Habitat: forest floor in lowland and montane zones
Spur: remarkable with 2 mm long
var. subaphylla (Miyabe et Kudo) Ohwi (ユウシュンラン)
var. elegans (Schltr.) Masam. (エゾギンラン)

Cephalanthera erecta in Hokkaido


orchid1 orchid2
[1/2] at the western slope of Mount Yotei (羊蹄山), central Hokkaido, on June 28 2014.