Acanthephippium gougahensis (Guillaumin) Seidenf 1975

Photo by Peter O'Byrne The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

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Photo by Hoa Lan Vietnam Website

Common Name The Gougah Acanthephippium - In China Zhong Hua Tan Hua Lan - The Jug Orchid

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Thailand, Malaysia, Guangdong province of China, Hong Kong and Vietnam in shady forests at elevations around 300 to 400 meters as a medium sized, hot growing terrestrial with ovoid-cylindrical, 4 noded pseudobulbs enveloped by several, large, membraneous sheaths and carrying 2 to 4, broadly obovate-elliptic, plicate, 3 veined, acuminate to acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate-like base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, fleshy, 4 to6" [10 to 15 cm] long, densely 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence with several scale like sheaths at the base and oblong-lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts and carrying fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Acanthephippium odoratum Aver. 1994; Acanthephippium thailandica Seidenf. 1971; *Calanthe gougahensis Guillaumin 1954

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 5 2009 drawing/photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; The Wild Orchids of Hong Kong Barretto, Cribb and Gale 2011 drawing/photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide;