Cephalanthera

Cephalanthera is a rhizomatous geophytic genus in the Orchidaceae family of about 15 species, found in Asia, Europe and North America. Some of the species are commonly knows as helleborines.


Cephalanthera falcata is commonly known as the 'golden orchid' or kin-ran. It is found in Japan, Korea and China on woodland slopes. Synonym Epipactis falcata. Photograph taken in Japan by Mari Kitama.

Cephalanthera falcata, Mari Kitama

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